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Horse Show Kicks Off by Brian Cremo Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Horse Show is underway again for the 54th consecutive competition and second under the current name. It has been almost two years since St. Clements Church handed over the reins in the summer of 2011. The transition to new management made things somewhat difficult, said Saratoga Springs Horse Show Corporate Officer and Secretary Lorna Olivo, who has been with the show since 1992. They had to debunk the rumor that the show was no more. “Because we had a lot of volunteers who had been doing this for many, many years, we decided that we could take it on,” Olivo said. “The first year a lot of people were saying the show was over (because See Horse Show pg. 12

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Featured Stories Kentucky Derby Brendan O’Meara gives the front runners and post positions for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. See Derby pg. 7

Animal Shelter Supervisor Saratoga County Board of Supervisors have revised the job qualifications for the animal shelter supervisor position. See News pg. 15

Inside TODAY Police Blotter From left to right: Jen looks at some pansies with son Owen and daughter Lilly at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market on High Rock Avenue on Wednesday, May 1. Photo courtesy of Deborah Neary. See Saratoga Farmers’ Market pg. 14.


Obituaries 5 Peter Bowden


Malta Balloons Provide Visual Impact of Fab 8.2

Property Transactions


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by Chelsea DiSchiano Saratoga TODAY

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MALTA — GlobalFoundries and the Town of Malta are offering a public viewing of the proposed Fab 8.2 manufacturing facility grounds Saturday, May 4 in an attempt to receive comments and concerns from residents about the visual impact of the proposed facility. The building is proposing a main height of 110 feet with extra rooftop stacks at a height of 125 feet

maximum. This Saturday, four red balloons will be placed at or near the four corners of the proposed building and will fly at 125 feet to give residents an idea of how the building will impact the visibility of certain parts of the town. A single blue “spotter” balloon will hang in the middle of the grounds at 175 feet as a way to assist viewers in locating the red balloons. The blue balloon will not represent any height of the building.

Town of Malta building and planning director Anthony Tozzi said the town is asking for more input because this will be the first fab campus to be seen from certain parts of Malta and Stillwater. “We definitely did a visual impact analysis [with the first Fab], but the conclusion was that Fab 8.1 wouldn’t be seen from anywhere except the Luther Forest Technology Campus,” Tozzi said. See GlobalFoundries pg. 6

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Nationals in Full Swing SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga National Little League hit the diamonds on the west side-pitching, swinging, sliding and stealing. While the tee ball tykes are happy to have a whack at the ball, the majors battle for a chance to compete in the Mayors Cup when east meets west. Who will make it to the crosstown showdown? To find out, follow the action on the field or online at Photos courtesy of

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013


Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013 Patrick J. Venditti, 39, of Griffith Lane, Scotia was arrested April 26 and charged with DWI with a BAC more than .08. Venditti was processed and released to a third party to appear in City Court. Kyle E. Dayton, 24, of Lampman Road, Broadalbin was charged with DWI, BAC more than .08, failure to keep right and speeding on April 26. Dayton was transported to the police department, processed, and released to a third party to appear in City Court at a later date. Ashley J. Hayes, 48, of Route 32, Schuylerville was arrested April 26 and charged with DWI with a BAC more than .08, speeding and aggravated DWI with a BAC more than .18. He was transported to the police department, processed, and released to a third party and will appear in City Court. Blanca S. Goldstein, 27, of Pearl St, Saratoga Springs was charged with DWI, BAC more than .08 and failure to keep right on April 26. Goldstein was transported to the police department, processed and released to a third party. Goldstein will appear in City Court at a later date. Zachary R. Lenihan, 20, of Ballard Road, Gansevoort was arrested April 26 and charged with petit larceny. Lenihan was processed and released on bail to appear in City Court at a later date. Bernard George Walter, 27, of Lexington Ave., Davie, Florida was arrested April 26 and charged with DWI and refusing a pre-screen test. Walter was processed and celled

pending a City Court arraignment. John R. Bellon, 19, of North Creek Road, Porter Corners was arrested April 26 and charged with third degree forgery and second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Bellon was arrested at the casino and transported to the police department. Bellon was processed and then celled pending a City Court arraignment. Anthony M. Turner, 47, of Grand Ave., Saratoga Springs was charged with third degree criminal trespassing on April 26. He was transported to the police department before being processed and arraigned. Renee A. Miller, 29, of Arrowwood Place, Malta was arrested April 26 and charged with petit larceny. Miller was arrested on a warrant for an incident that occurred April 23. She was processed and arraigned. Dominick R. Oliveri, 33, of Hamburg St., Schenectady was arrested April 27 and charged with fourth degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Oliveri was arrested, processed and celled. Douglas Lee Koebrich, 30, of Malta Ave. Ext., Ballston Spa was charged with unlawful possession of marijuanaĂ&#x; on April 27. Koebrich is alleged to have been in possession of marijuana and was issued an appearance ticket to return to Court at a later date. Neil John Lucas, 61, of Broadway, Saratoga Springs was arrested April 27 and charged with

an open container. Lucas was issued an appearance ticket for court. James F. Hall, 19, of Stone Church Road, Milton was arrested April 27 and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, possessing alcohol under the age of 21 and equipment violation (obstructed view front/rear object). He was arrested and issued an appearance ticket for a later court date. Mark W. Schreijack, 58, of Zephyr Lane, Saratoga Springs was charged with an unsafe lane change, leaving the scene of an auto accident, driving while intoxicated and BAC more than .08, on April 27. He was processed and celled. Sonya L. Perry, 23, of Furlani Drive, Schuylerville was arrested April 27 and charged with DWI, BAC more than .08 and failure to stop at a stop sign. Perry was transported to the police department, processed and then released to a third party and will appear in City Court at a later date. Silas D. Williams, 25, of Aletta St., Saratoga Springs was charged with third degree criminal trespassing on April 27. Williams was processed and released on an appearance ticket. Norman J. Himes, 22, of Co. Route 41, Hudson Falls was arrested April 28 and charged with disorderly conduct. Himes was processed, and released on appearance ticket. Andrew Vincent Cino, 20, of Aster Drive, Rexford was arrested April 28 and charged with

DWI, BAC more than .08, failure to keep right, speeding and an unsafe lane change. Cino was processed and celled pending a court arraignment. Michael J. Blake, 24, of Caroline St., Saratoga Springs was charged with third degree assault, April 28. Blake was processed and celled. Schnice Morales, 19, of Outer Drive, Rotterdam was arrested April 28 and charged with possession of alcohol under the age of 21. Morales was issued an appearance ticket to return to court at a later date.


Rosary M. Becker, 24, of Myrtle Ave., Schenectady was arrested April 28 and charged with first degree unlawfully dealing with a child. A 19-year-old was observed in the Casino in possession of an alcoholic beverage that was allegedly purchased by Becker. She was issued an appearance ticket to appear in City Court at a later date. Jason James Howard, 28, of Ascot Circle, Saratoga Springs was charged with DWI, BAC more than .08, aggravated DWI more than .18 and failure to keep right, on April 28. Howard was processed and celled.


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Saratoga Springs Police Make Arrest in Robbery of Trustco Bank

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — On April 30, Saratoga Springs police arrested the man who allegedly robbed the Trustco Bank on Congress Street in January and charged him with first-degree robbery and third-degree grand larceny, both of which are felonies. Jahmar R. Daniels, 26, of Regent Street, allegedly walked into the Trustco branch located below the CVS on Congress Street, claimed he had a handgun and told the teller to put an unspecified amount of money in a plastic shopping bag. Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Daniels in March, but it turned out that he was already in jail

in Schenectady County. Daniels allegedly robbed two banks in Schenectady County following the Saratoga Springs robbery and was locked up in Schenectady County Jail when the warrant for the Saratoga crime was issued. At the time of the three robberies, Daniels was already on parole for a bank robbery conviction. Saratoga Springs police worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rotterdam police to find a suspect in the robberies, which appeared to be connected. In addition to the charges Daniels is facing in Saratoga Springs, he is facing several felonies for the other bank robberies.

Ken Ivins Jr. Announces Run for City Supervisor SARATOGA COUNTY — Former city Finance Commissioner Kenneth Ivins Jr. is running for a Saratoga Springs seat on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. Ivins’ announcement follows the earlier bid for re-election by Matthew Veitch, a Republican. The city has two supervisor seats. Ivins said he will be seeking the Republican, Conservative and Independence party endorsements. He previously served as finance commissioner for two terms, from 20082012 and also as former president of the Southern Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. He ran for a

third term as finance commissioner but was defeated by Michele Madigan in a close vote. Ivins was also appointed to the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Board of Commissioners last year by Mayor Scott Johnson. Currently, Ivins works for Commercial Coverage, a Ballston Spa insurance agency, managing its bookkeeping and IT needs. He also owns a small business, Ivins Computer Consulting. No one on the Democratic ticket has officially announced they are running for supervisor. Joanne Yepsen, the current Democratic supervisor, is running for mayor.

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

NYS Park Police Officer Jack Sadousky Announces Run for County Sheriff SARATOGA COUNTY — Longtime New York State Park Police officer Jack Sadousky announced his candidacy for Saratoga County sheriff April 29. The race is on for the position after current Sheriff James Bowen announced April 9 he would not seek re-election after serving over 40 years in the sheriff ’s department. Since then, Stillwater Town Justice Mike Zurlo resigned April 11 in order to also seek the Republican Party’s nomination to run for Saratoga County sheriff. The Stillwater Republican Committee has since given Zurlo the nomination for the position. Sadousky, a Republican who resides in Porter Corners, retired as a sergeant from the state park police after 20 years of service. While there, he served in the New York City region and participated in the search-and-rescue efforts at

ground zero after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. For his efforts, he was commended by the U.S. Congress, the state Assembly, the city of New York and the state park police. In 2004, he was appointed as the executive officer for the state park police in the Capital Region. Sadousky is also a volunteer firefighter with the Porter Corners Fire Department and a member of the Greenfield Republican Committee, which has endorsed Sadousky’s candidacy. Sadousky’s opponent, Zurlo, has 32 years of experience in the sheriff ’s office and held multiple positions during that time — from deputy up to senior investigator. He has been active in his town’s GOP committee and became town justice in 2012. He had to resign because it would have prevented him from running for political office.

Dennis Grimes Indicted in Burglary Charges SARATOGA SPRINGS — Dennis J. Grimes, 33, of 221 Old Cambridge Road in Greenwich, was indicted by the Saratoga County Grand Jury on May 1 for burglary in the third degree, a class D felony; criminal contempt in the first degree, a class E felony; criminal contempt in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor; harassment

in the second degree, a violation; criminal contempt, a class E felony; aggravated harassment in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor; and assault, a class A misdemeanor. All of the incidents occurred in Saratoga County, with arrests made by the Saratoga County Sherriff ’s Office and the New York State Police.


Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

Steven C. Arpey SARATOGA SPRINGS — Steven C. Arpey, 50, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 23. He was a loving father, husband, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend and person. Born in Saratoga Springs, he grew up in Caroga Lake and graduated from Johnstown High School and Empire State College. He was employed with the Target Corporation. Steve was the loving son of Carmel and Guy Moffett and the late Vincent Arpey, Sr. and was married to the love of his life, Laura Thorsen, in October, 1998. He was the devoted father to Zachary (Krista,) Tucker (Caitlin,) Christian and Jared and the loving grandfather to Elijah, Cheyenne, Kovy and Colton. Survivors also include his brothers Vincent (Sharon) Arpey and Gregg Moffett and numerous nieces and nephews who he loved spending time with. Steve loved hiking through the Adirondack Mountains,

boating, swimming and especially serving as coach to his sons’ baseball teams over many, many years. His favorite activities were family fun, like the recent cruise to the Bahamas. An avid fan of the Yankees, Cowboys and especially, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, he enjoyed watching sports with family members. Steve will be dearly missed for his love of family, his great sense of humor and his generosity of spirit to family and friends.

Viola L. VanValkenburgh SARATOGA SPRINGS — Viola L. VanValkenburgh, 89, passed away January 28 at Saratoga Hospital. Born on July 4, 1923 in Round Lake, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Phoebe Grace (Robinson) Wilson. Viola worked for many years for the General Electric Co. in Schenectady. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter

and doing crafts together. In addition to her parents, Viola was predeceased by her husband Abner and her daughter Donna. Survivors include many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1 at Maplewood Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

Harry L. Hadley

Conrad D. Stephenson

GLENS FALLS — Harry L. Hadley died peacefully on April 26, at the Stanton Nursing Home in Glens Falls. A burial service will take place on May 29, at Noon at the Gerald B.H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tunison Funeral Home 105 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Conrad D. Stephenson died peacefully on April 25 at Saratoga Hospital. He was a Colonel in the U.S. Army. He was buried on April 29 at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tunison Funeral Home 105 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

Bernice L. Reynolds

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Bernice L. Reynolds passed away Sunday, April 28 at Saratoga Hospital. She was 90. Born on March 1, 1923 in Greenwich, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert H. and Elizabeth B. (Ward) Clute. Bernice attended Saratoga Springs High School and worked for many years at the VanRaalte Co. She was a member of the Greenfield United Methodist Church, taught Sunday school there and was active in many church activities. Some of her favorite pastimes were being with her Chihuahuas, playing bingo, crocheting, knitting and she also enjoyed taking rides to go get ice cream. Bernice loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by he husband, LeRoy; son Michael; sisters Betty and Esther; brothers Louis, Edward, Ralph, Clifford, Robert and Shearl. Survivors include her sons, William (Karen) of Greenfield Center, David of North Carolina, Charles (Bernice) of Ballston Spa; brother Gerald (Marge) of Stoney Creek, NY; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, (518) 584-5373. Burial will follow in the family plot at Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome. com.

Clarence R. LaPier SARATOGA SPRINGS — Clarence R. LaPier formerly of Petrified Garden Road, Saratoga Springs, died peacefully at The Pines in Glens Falls, on Sunday April 28, after a prolonged illness. He was 84 years old. Born on July 28, 1928 in Chazy, he was the son of the late Clarence W. LaPier and Gertrude LaPier Fifield. He was the loving husband of the late Esther Randlett LaPier who predeceased him in October of 2006. They were married 56 years before Esther’s passing. Clarence had been a resident of Saratoga Springs after moving from Brant Lake in 2008. Prior to that he had resided in Colonie, Fort Mammoth in Neptune, NJ,

and Chazy. After graduating high school, Clarence enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant until February of 1953. In addition to his wife, Clarence is predeceased by a brother Roland LaPier and two sisters Kathleen Cromie Armstrong and Carol, and a sister-in-law Ruth LaPier. Survivors include his son Robert (Sharon) LaPier of Saratoga Springs, two sisters, Myrtle (Dale) Miller of MA, and Janice (John) Steward of Lake Placid, FL, two grandsons, Jason W. LaPier (Jennifer) and Benjamin R. LaPier (Megan), a great granddaughter Juniper LaPier, and several nieces

and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at the Tunison Funeral Home 105 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Family and Friends may call from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. prior to the services. Burial will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Memorial donations can be made in his memory to the charity of one’s choosing in his memory.

Anthony J. Cafararo MECHANICVILLE — Anthony J. Cafararo passed away on April 23 at his sister’s residence. A funeral service was held on April 30, where he was buried with full military honors in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Community Hospice of

Saratoga County and a heartfelt thank you to Anthony’s special friend and caregiver for many years, Vincent (Skip) Forte. Remembrances may be made to charity of choice, in loving memory of Anthony J. Cafararo. Visit www.devito-salvadorefh. com to leave condolences and for directions.

Robert Martin SARATOGA SPRINGS — Robert Martin died peacefully on April 30, at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tunison Funeral Home 105 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs.

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GlobalFoundries Offering Public Viewing of Proposed Fab 8.2 Grounds to Malta Residents continued from page 1 “This time, a portion of the building would be visible from Riley Cove Road and from Snake Hill Road in Stillwater.” Though residents can tour the grounds on their own, the town is offering a guided tour that will start at 9 a.m. Participants will be required to provide their own transportation, but will follow the tour guide in a car that will have multiple balloons tied to it and the Town of Malta town seal on the driverside door. The estimated time to conduct the tour is expected to be 90 minutes with a five-minute stop at each tour site. Maps will be provided to those who wish to tour the site individually. Tozzi said the Malta Town Board hopes this opportunity will help residents to understand the building and in a way, “see it for

themselves.” “They want anyone who’s interested to be able to see it for themselves because otherwise what’s in the BEIS are simply photographs and these balloons give folks the opportunity to see generally what the building will look like,” Tozzi said. Tozzi also said GlobalFoundries gave the town board an animated video produced by Saratoga Associates to show different views of the building when traveling through certain roads. “[The video] shows two views of what someone would see if they were traveling from north to south of Round Lake and also from west to east from Riley Cove to Snake Hill Road,” he said. “The video isn’t on the town’s website yet, but it will be available soon

for residents to watch.” After the tour, the town board is encouraging residents to give their feedback on whether the visibility of the proposed building will considered to be serious/high magnitude of adverse impact, average/moderate magnitude or slight/ low magnitude of adverse impact as part of the town’s standardized scale. Additional comments on the visibility will also be welcomed. “The information given will be digested by the town board, and at that point they’ll need to weigh those replies and decide how to respond to them or if they need to respond to them,” Tozzi said. “Part of the discretionary SEQR review process is to receive feedback from residents, so the town will listen.” Tozzi said that though he has heard some people voice their opinions on the visibility of the new fab, it hasn’t been nearly as controversial

as past noise issues and the building of roundabouts in town. “There definitely hasn’t been an onslaught of commenters,” Tozzi said. “Remarks I’ve heard have been more about the information produced than how they view the visual impact, although that’s been expressed as well.” Comments can be made to the town by emailing planningdir@, calling Anthony Tozzi at (518) 899-2685, faxing (518) 899-4719, or by mail to Flo

Sickels, Town Clerk at 2540 Route 9, Malta, N.Y. The balloons will be placed on the grounds May 4 from 8 a.m.– Noon. The town recommends bringing binoculars, street maps and/or a camera for better viewing. In the event of inclement weather or excessive wind, the public viewing will be rescheduled to be conducted Saturday, May 11; same hours. If the event is rescheduled, it will be announced on the Town of Malta website at

Suggested Public Viewing: ØØ From Town Hall muster point, proceed to the Fab 8 Campus main entrance roundabout (just outside the gate) and verify that the balloons are in the air. ØØ Proceed to the intersection of Wafer Way and Cold Springs Road. ØØ Proceed to Stewarts at the intersection of Route 9P and Lake Road. ØØ Proceed along Route 9P to the end of Snake Hill Road. ØØ Continue North on Route 9P and consider stopping near the Saratoga Lake Motel, just north of the intersection with Fitch Road. ØØ Proceed to the opposite shore of Saratoga Lake and drive along Manning Cove Road which turns into Manning Road heading south. ØØ Proceed to Riley Cove along Riley Cove Road. A good vantage point is just to the south of the intersection between Riley Cove Road and Manning Road. ØØ Proceed back to Route 9P and then take Plains Road south to the Malta Community Park. ØØ Proceed west to the Route 9/67/Dunning roundabout; then travel south along Route 9 to the Route 9/67/Round Lake Bypass; and then travel 1.9 miles east along Route 67 to the Round Lake Nature Preserve located on the right.

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013


Post Positions for Kentucky Derby Are In Derby Favorite Goldencents Pulls Post 8

by Brendan O’Meara for Saratoga TODAY Saturday’s Kentucky Derby marks the first in which the Kentucky Derby Points System was implemented. Each prep race leading up to the Kentucky Derby had designated point values, with emphasis on distance and grade. The idea being that it would bring more qualified and seasoned 3-year-old colts to the gate. That remains to be seen, but there are 20 competitive horses heading to the gate nonetheless and maybe none scarier than Goldencents. Goldencents, trained by Doug O’Neill and partially owned by Rick Pitino, the Louisville Cardinals head basketball coach, comes off a smashing win in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby. He was positively stunning while winning on the front end, ultimately running the 1 1/8th miles in 1:47 and change. Goldencents (5-1) drilled a solid six furlongs back at his home track at Santa Anita last week and has been galloping at Churchill Downs leading up to the big race. He drew Post 8—a very favorable position—that should allow him easy clearance to the lead. “I love it,” said O’Neill. “[Jockey] Kevin (Krigger) doesn’t have to sit in the gate; then he can pick his spot. We’re going to bring it back home.” The morning-line favorite is Orb, the powerful winner of the Grade I Florida Derby. He is trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey. Orb has been atop many people’s list as the horse to beat since he has tactical speed and a great kick down the lane. Orb has had five weeks to rest and his trainer is eager to see him perform. Orb drew Post 16 and is the 7-2 on the morning line.

“There was a lot of anticipation, maybe more anticipation than I remember, but I’m pleased with the 16 and we’ll take it from there,” McGaughey said. “I think from where he is we’ll try to hold our position and maybe try to creep in a little bit around the first turn and then (jockey Joel Rosario) can watch what’s going on inside of him. He can watch what Johnny (Velazquez) is doing on Verrazano. If Johnny thinks Orb is the horse to beat he’s going to be watch what we’re doing too.” Verrazano, trained by Todd Pletcher, is the close second choice at 4-1. Verrazano, along with Orb, vies for favoritism after his gutsy win in the Grade I Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. Verrazano drew Post 14, which will give him plenty of space to his right as he is the last horse before the auxiliary gate. Pletcher was worried when Verrazano’s number hadn’t been called as trainers never want the far inside in the Derby. It risks getting slammed and pinched back. “We hadn’t gotten a spot for Verrazano and with some tough posts—the one and the two— still out there, I was concerned,” Pletcher said. “But then he drew the 14 and it was a sigh of relief.” Pletcher will saddle five horses in this year’s renewal. He saddled five in 2007 and now, again, in 2013. “Overall, from a saddling perspective, I like it,” Pletcher said. “With four of my horses side by side, it will make it easier for me to get those saddles on. I do think we did really well with our posts. Under the old system, where we would have been selecting our own posts according to the draw, I think we would have wound up in just about the same spots we got today. There wouldn’t have been much difference.” WinStar Farm’s Revolutionary, another one of Pletcher’s trainees, drew Post 3 and is 10-1 on the morning line. Revolutionary gets newly-elected Hall of Famer Calvin Borel as his jockey and will, undoubtedly, take the inside path around the oval. “I’m happy with it,” Pletcher said. “Calvin is going to want to get to the inside with this horse as soon as he can and drawing inside like this only makes it easier for him.” Borel won his third Kentucky

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Derby in four years back in 2010 when he won aboard Super Saver. The win gave Pletcher and WinStar Farms their first Derbys. Normandy Invasion, trained by Mechanicville-native Chad Brown, will be a late-closing threat on Saturday. Normandy Invasion comes into the Derby off a strong finish in the Wood Memorial. He drew Post 5—a number not lost on his owner, Rick Porter. “Other than it was Eight Belles’ number (who broke down after finishing second in the 2008 Kentucky Derby), I’m happy with it,” Porter said. “I’m not going to be superstitious about that. With the numbers that were left, we were very happy with five. (Jockey Javier) Castellano wanted to be further inside than Chad. We were thinking eight, nine, 10, but Javier wanted to be further inside. I think he’ll be happy with it. If he’s happy, we’re happy.” Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a fourtime winner of the Kentucky Derby, brings two horses to Churchill Saturday, Oxbow and Will Take Charge. Each horse has a different running style—Oxbow being the quicker of the two in terms of pace. Oxbow drew Post 2 and is 30-1 on the morning line. The post isn’t great, but as Lukas noted, it may play into Oxbow’s strength. “I wasn’t too crazy about the two hole (for Oxbow), but I realize there’s not a lot of speed on the inside. We might be clear,” he said. “There’s five or six horses right near us (Oxbow) that are not very quick,

in my opinion, so we’ll probably get a pretty good run up the rail. It’s the shortest way around there if they’ll leave us alone.” Will Take Charge, winner of the Rebel Stakes, drew Post 17 and is 20-1 on the morning line. No horse has ever won from Post 17, but post-position has little effect according to Lukas. “We overanalyze this all the time,” said Lukas. “Everyone gets too involved, and we overanalyze it too much. I’m more interested in where the horses who have running style are placed in relation to

my horses are in the gate. The four I won it with, I can’t remember their post position, so it must not have been too important.’’ Black Onyx (Post 1, 50-1), Charming Kitten (Post 15, 20-1), Palace Malace (Post 10, 20-1), Overanalyze (Post 9, 15-1), Falling Sky (Post 13, 50-1), Frac Daddy (Post 18, 50-1), Java’s War (Post 19, 15-1), Giant Finish (Post 7, 50-1), Golden Soul (Post 4, 50-1), Itsmyluckyday (Post 12, 15-1), Lines of Battle (Post 11, 30-1), Mylute (Post 6, 15-1) and Vyjack (Post 20, 15-1) round out the field.



Check Your Hearing Loss WILTON — In recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month, Dr. Robin Solomon, a Board Certified Doctor of Audiology with Hearing Care Resources, LLC joins with the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (“ADA”) and the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) to urge consumers who suspect that they have hearing loss to seek treatment from a Board Certified Doctor of Audiology, to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment and to identify potentially serious underlying medical conditions. As part of Better

Hearing Month, Hearing Care Resources, LLC and Dr. Solomon will be hosting a three-day special open house event May 7 through May 9 to welcome members of the community and to teach about hearing loss and hearing aids. Call (518) 580-0080 for an appointment during the special event or at another time during the month. For more information on hearing loss, visit BHI at To take the free, confidential, online BHI Hearing Check, visit www.

TreepPaad Reopens After Fire MALTA — TreepPaad LLC, Family Entertainment Center has reopened in Malta at the same location after experiencing a devastating fire eight months ago. They have returned with more fun in mind, expanding their line of fun by adding three new

activities—Bungee Maze, Weeble Wobble Wobble Hop and Spinners Lazer Mazer’s Vault Assault. There is also a new and improved jump shot and two bounce houses. In addition to new party rooms, all new kitchen, new fans—lighting and air conditioning has been added.

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

Saratoga Springs Architecture Firm Phinney Design Group Receives Award for Innovative Design SARATOGA SPRINGS — Phinney Design Group, a multi-disciplinary Architecture and Interior Design Firm based in Saratoga Springs, was presented with the Adirondack Park Excellence in Design award for the design of the Bio Building at The Wild Center/ Natural History Museum of the

Adirondacks in Tupper Lake. “It is an honor that the Bio Building is being recognized for its innovative design, green technologies, and fit into the landscape,” says Michael Phinney, Principal Architect of Phinney Design Group. “We are happy to be a part of the team that made the project a reality.”

The Adirondack Park Excellence in Design award competition is intended to showcase examples of buildings in the Adirondack Park that enhance the sustainability and livability of Park communities and contribute to distinctive, attractive neighborhoods with a strong sense of place.

Stephanie Smith Joins Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic BALLSTON SPA — Stephanie Smith, DMV, recently joined the staff of Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic. “We are very excited to have Dr. Smith on board,” said Eric Andersen, owner of Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic. “She is very passionate about helping patients and is a great addition to our team.” Dr. Smith is originally from Potsdam and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University in 1997. After graduation, Dr. Smith worked

as a Veterinary Technician at Commonwealth Veterinary Hospital in Newton, MA. She then went on to Tufts University in North Grafton, MA where she graduated in 2009, becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. At the time she also received the Academic Excellence Award. After graduating from Tufts, Dr. Smith went to practice at Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital for a year until she moved to the Capital

Region in 2010 to be with her husband. She then worked as a smallanimal veterinarian at Animal Health Center in Clifton Park from August 2010 through February 2013 before joining Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Smith enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in preventative medicine and geriatric patients. For more information call (518) 885-5650 or visit

Dr. Hammad to Build 21,000 Square-Foot Facility in Malta

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MALTA — A privately funded project broke ground on Route 9S in Malta last week—a 21,000 square foot facility that will serve as an office for Dr. Amjad Hammad, a leading expert in retina surgery, as well as office space for a local attorney and other businesses. Dr. Hammad’s space will occupy 4,600 square-feet of the new facility. The building will also be the new home for Donnellan and Knussman, PLLC, a premier, local matrimonial and family law practice. By having a larger facility, I will not only be able to personally serve more patients, but also be able to bring in additional, highly trained retina specialists to the area,” said

Dr. Hammad. “We will be able to accommodate more patients without sacrificing the high customer service standards we have set in our practice.” Hammad was joined by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko’s representative Marilyn Smith, Denise Romeo and Eileen Long from the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, Teresa Donnellan and Amy Knussman from Donnellan and Knussman Law and Shridhar Karve of 3T Architects. “I am proud to be working with our local partners, ABAR Construction and 3T Architects,” Dr. Hammad continued, “I look

forward to being a part of the Malta community.” Dr. Hammad is an internationally recognized retina specialist treating patients with diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and macular edema. He strives to educate his patients about their ocular diseases and treatment process. He is also the CEO of The New York Eye Surgical Center—the new dedicated eye surgical center located at Exit 16, scheduled to open in June. To learn more, visit his website or call his office at (518) 580-0553.

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013



Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

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Saratoga Children’s Theatre For kids who have a passion for performing arts, Saratoga Children’s Theatre summer camp is a dream come true. Saratoga Children’s Theatre offers performance camps for ages 4–18 years. At Saratoga Children’s Theatre we hire dedicated professionals that will enhance your child’s awareness for the arts while enjoying a great summer camp experience. Our NEW RISING STARS camp will be for 4–6 year old children. These stars-to-be will learn to explore their creativity through music, storytelling, movement, and arts and crafts. Both fun and educational, we have created our Rising Stars program to provide a warm and nurturing environment, giving campers the opportunity to gain a wonderful introduction to the theatrical arts. Camps are one week 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Directed by Kristyn Knapp. Rising Stars FEE $120 SCT KIDS Program (7–11 years) will perform Annie KIDS, Aristocats KIDS, Year with Frog and Toad KIDS and Aladdin KIDS Campers will learn all aspects of performance, and will have the opportunity to perform in two shows at the end of open to the public. Campers will perform stage at Clements Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. Camp hours are 9 a.m.–3 p.m., this is a one week program. KIDS program Directors will be Karey Trimmings and Joel Shapiro. KIDS FEE Prior to March 1 $225, After March 1 $250 SCT JUNIOR program (9–13years) will perform Alice in Wonderland Jr. Directed by Michael Lotano, Dear Edwina Jr. Directed by Erika Hebert, and Honk Jr. Directed by June Coryer. Campers will perform stage at Clements Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. Camp hours are 9 a.m.– 3 p.m., this is a two week program packed with fun and excitement! JUNIOR FEE Prior to March 1 $450, After March 1 $475 SCT TEEN TROUPE (12–18 years) will be performing at Bernhard Theater, Skidmore College. The TEEN TROUPE will perform four shows of Legally Blonde and four shows of The Wedding Singer, both shows will be Directed by Michael Lotano, Music Directed by Matt Duclos and Choreographed by Sarah Sutliff. The TEEN TROUPE camps are three weeks, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. TEEN TROUP FEE Prior to March 1 $695, After March 1 $745 SCT IDOL CAMP (11–18 years) One week of intense performance experience!! Work on your singing and dancing and get valuable feedback from professional staff and special guests. Musical Theatre, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country, and Classical—all are welcome styles at this camp! Camp day is 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Directed by Michael Lotano. IDOL FEE $225 For more information, visit www.saratogachildrens or call (518) 580-1782.

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Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

Saratoga Springs Horse Show Expecting to Raise More Money continued from page 1 of St. Clements stepping away), so we had to do a lot of social networking to up our profile again this year. It’s still the same purpose and still a lot of the same volunteers. Our mission is now to help others in the community.” The show is indeed alive and last year the Capital Fund of Saratoga County, Inc. was still able to help give $45,000 dollars back to the community in 2012 after making the necessary improvements to the grounds’ infrastructure. Along with Olivo and Horse

Show Corporate President Tom Fueston, Treasurer Ron Peters is one of the three corporate officers for the show and only official members of the Capital Fund. “We had the support of St. Clements when they passed over the show to us,” Peters said. “The community was very supportive of us and I think a lot of folks stayed with us and helped out to make it successful last year, which it was. Now we’re just using the same cookie-cutter again to bring it to the next level this year and I think we

are. The numbers are on par with last year.” Tuesday was school and practice day for the horses before the event kicked off Wednesday, May 1. At that point the show had 435 stalls booked for the first of the two weeks of competition with more coming in that day, giving people like sponsorship coordinator Peggy Lynch hope to do even bigger things this season. “Last year they gave away over $40,000 . . . this year I want to see more,” Lynch said. The first outdoor USEF AA rating and USEF Jumper 4 rating show in the Northeast also has a number of different looks this year. One of those is the location of the non-profit vendors, who usually sit outside of the show at the NYRA property, are now able to set up around the competition on the Yaddo Showgrounds. The show also has four more corporate sponsors this year, which are named on the jumps. Another addition is the $2,500

Thoroughbred Hunter Division, led by head of the New York State Breeding and Development Fund, Tracy Egan, who is trying to help give thoroughbreds a second career after retiring from the track. “This is an excellent venue,” Olivo said. “Once they’ve retired, they don’t have to race anymore but they can do this.” Artist JC Parker also donated a watercolor painting and poster, of a horse and rider, which will be showcased and auctioned off during the two-week event. The Capitol Fund will also use the proceeds of the sale and poster to benefit nonprofit organizations. The charity event will further donate to nonprofit organizations in Saratoga County that are helping others, primarily soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters. Riders from all over the east coast from sates including Florida, Georgia and Massachusetts will be competing in the hunter, equitation and jumper selection, which have a combined over $160,000 in prizes to the equestrians. It’s also a time for the riders to accumulate points for championships and future Olympians as the summer

circuit kicks off. Competition starts as from 7:30–8 a.m. each day with the biggest special event being the $25,000 Saratoga Cup Grand Prix on Saturday May 4 and the David B. Wood Cup Grand Prix on Saturday, May 11, which are both set to start after 3 p.m. Despite the closeness to the Saratoga Race Track, the next two weeks of competition at the horse show continues to provide a sport of a separate entity. “It’s a different type of venue because they’re jumping,” Olivo said. “It’s a more graceful type of thing. It’s not just a horse running past you at 50 mph. So you get to see and experience it a lot better. It’s something where they can get up close and personal here, more so than at the track because you’re there with 50,000 other people. Here you’re sitting right at the fence.” General admission is $3 and children under 12 get in as the first part of the show continues through Sunday, May 5 and starts back up again for the second week on Wednesday, May 8, through the following Sunday.

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Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

High School NASA Club Qualifies for National Rocketry Competition Group Hopes to Raise $3,000 to Support Trip

From left to right: Connor McFarland, Charlie McCabe, Jay Murray, Steve Leonard, Mike Gregory, and freshman Michael Young make up one of only two teams in New York to head to the national rocketry competition in Virginia May 11. Photo provided

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs High School’s NASA Club is one of only two competitors in New York State to qualify for a May 11 national rocketry competition in Virginia. Team members, along with science teacher and adviser Charlotte Naples, are hoping to raise $3,000 to support the trip to the Team American Rocketry Challenge National Finals in The Plains, Virginia. To qualify for the trip, the team had to design, build and fly a rocket that carried a raw egg up to an altitude of 750 feet, and then land it without cracking the egg. After spending several weekends practicing, the team qualified for the national event by completing a successful flight while being observed by a mentor from the

National Association of Rocketry. Nationally, 725 teams competed, and Saratoga’s team is one of 100 selected to attend the nationals. Team members are juniors Connor McFarland, Charlie McCabe, Jay Murray, Steve Leonard, Mike Gregory, and freshman Michael Young. For more information about the team or to make a donation supporting the trip to the national competition, contact Charlotte Naples at Team America Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest student rocket contest. During a ceremony following the May 11 competition, $60,000 of scholarship money will be awarded to winners, along with a chance to participate in NASA’s Student Launch Initiative.

Ballston Spa Students Observe Arbor Day at Wood Road Elementary

Wood Road Elementary School students helped to plant trees near the school playground in observance of Arbor Day, celebrated April 26. Photo provided

BALLSTON SPA — In observance of National Arbor Day, students from the Wood Road Elementary School assisted with the planting of trees near their playground on the north end of the school building. Wood Road students were also given sunflower seed packets to take home and plant in observance of Arbor Day. The team was led by Certified Arborist Ed Kollar from The Davey Tree Expert Company, who coordinated the donation of a Red Maple

and three Norway Spruce trees, to provide a wind shield and shade near the playground. Mrs. Smiley’s and Mrs. Potter’s Kindergarten students, along with Principal Dave Blanchard, had the opportunity to learn more about growing trees as they assisted with the planting of the trees. The Ballston Spa Central School District’s Facilities Pride Team collaborated with the Davey Tree Expert Company to implement this year’s event.


Tech Valley Robot Rumble Brings High School Teams to TEC-SMART for Robot Exhibition MALTA — High school student robotics teams from 11 area school districts will exhibit the functions and capabilities of their robots and demonstrate robot construction at the Tech Valley Robot Rumble at Hudson Valley Community College’s Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies (TEC-SMART) in Malta from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in an event presented by Time Warner Cable. The public is invited to this free exhibition, in addition to high school students seeking information about forming robot teams and community adults interested in becoming team mentors. Each student team designs, programs and constructs a robot for participation in the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics

Competition, the highest level of all activities offered by US FIRST, a New Hampshire-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to engage students in science and technology. In competition, the robots perform human-like maneuvers such as walking, running, climbing, throwing and more. The entire design and construction process is completed in six weeks and team members build a new robot with different capabilities each year. The exhibition, being held during the off-season for competition,

includes teams from Saratoga Springs High School, Ballston Spa High School, Schuylerville High School, and Shenendehowa High School, as well as Albany High School, Amsterdam High School, Colonie High School, Hudson High School, Mohonasen High School, Schenectady High School and Shaker High School. For a complete list of the day’s activities, call (518) 727-4279 or e-mail For directions to TEC-SMART, go to

“Capturing Saratoga”: The Ballston Spa High School Juried Art Exhibit BALLSTON SPA — The Saratoga County Historical Society is hosting a juried art exhibition  by the Ballston Spa High School photo, drawing and painting, studio, ceramics, and sculpture classes. The exhibit opened Friday, April 26 and will remain on display through Friday, May 17. The high school students explored the theme,  “Capturing Saratoga,” and were asked to look at landmarks, special places and people within the county. An opening reception will be on Friday, May 3, from 5-8pm during the Village of Ballston Spa’s monthly First Friday celebration. Additional displays of student artwork from throughout the Ballston Spa schools will be on display at businesses in the village, as well as Malta. For more information, please visit or call (518) 885-4000.

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Saratoga Farmers’ Market Opens Outdoor Season SARATOGA SPRINGS — When Saratoga Farmers’ Market reopens its outdoor market at High Rock Park during the first week of May, it will feature 50 farms and vendors with a wide array of food, plants, and crafts produced in the region. The market, which was voted New York State’s “Favorite Farmers’ Market” in both 2011 and 2012, is now marking its 35th anniversary year. By mid-June, this popular outdoor Saratoga destination will open a large, 40’ x 30’ hospitality tent on the north lawn of the park. On Saturdays, several prepared food vendors will provide customers a range of ready-to-eat selections; at the Wednesday markets, the tent will be available for special activities and events. Applications from local restaurants and food vendors will be accepted through May 15 via More information is available on the market’s website at

Opening Week Plans Wednesday, May 1, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Each Wednesday this season will bring a special focus on one of the market’s vendors. Kicking off the series, Mister Edge Sharpening owner Craig Richard will provide free sharpening of a paring knife (one per customer) and tips on keeping household blades of all sorts in top-notch shape (knives, mowers, garden tools, etc.) Market Bistro: M & A Farm, popular for its egg sandwiches at the Saturday market, will offer a grilled special featuring market items. Live music will be by Tom McWatters Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – Ribbon-cutting at main pavilion, with introduction of new farms and vendors. Live music by Running the River, a four-piece band playing rock, folk, blues, country and more.

Fresh vegetables at Wednesday’s Farmers’ Market. Photo courtesy of Deborah Neary.

Three New Farms/Vendors This season’s twice-a-week outdoor market will offer a range of fresh food—including vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, meat, poultry, eggs, baked goods, fresh and frozen prepared foods, beverages, peanut butter, honey, jam, yogurt, cheese, and milk—as well as plants, flowers, handcrafts, and knife sharpening. Many of the farms participating have been with the market for several years, with a few having family connections dating back to the market’s beginning in 1978. There are three new vendors at the Saratoga outdoor market this year: Zest Catering, run by Carla and Eric Kuchar of Mechanicville,

selling a variety of baked goods, savory tarts, pierogi, and readymade meals (Wednesday markets only;) Quincy Farm, a sustainable vegetable farm using organic methods and located in Easton, operated by the husband-andwife team of Luke Deikis and Cara Fraver (Saturdays only;) and The Chocolate Spoon, a Saratoga Springs home-based bakery run by Marcie Place, offering a unique variety of cookies, teacakes, and other treats (Saturdays and Wednesdays.) The Saratoga Farmers’ Market will operate twice a week at High Rock Park on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Malta Farmers’

Market will be open Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. beginning June 4 near the Malta Community Center on Route 9 (just south of Bayberry Drive.) The Clifton Park Farmers’ Market will be open Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. beginning July 11 in the parking lot of St. George’s Church, 912 Route 146 (near the intersection of Moe Road.) Saratoga Farmers’ Market Association maintains a “producer-only” standard for all of its markets, requiring vendors to grow or produce their goods in Saratoga, Schenectady, Rensselaer, or Washington counties to ensure that products are fresh and unique, not purchased for re-sale. The market makes a few exceptions to this rule for foods not available locally, including fresh fish and mushrooms. By adhering to this standard, the market ensures that sales provide economic, ecological, and social support to local communities. For more information visit, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


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Love for Lexi: Fundraiser Set for Three-Year-Old Battling Lymphoma SARATOGA SPRINGS — A fundraiser to support Lexi Gurka, a three-year-old recently diagnosed with a rare form of Lymphoma will be held on Sunday, May 5 from 1–6 p.m. at The Putnam Den located on 63 Putnam Street in downtown Saratoga Springs. Access to the event costs $20 at the door and all proceeds go towards Lexi’s treatment and related expenses. This event is open to the public. The event brings together a rare combination of popular local

musicians. Headlined by The New York Players, local musicians including Garland Nelson of Soul Session, Justin Joyner of Gravity, J Yager of the Audiostars, Jill Hughes of Body & Soul, Chris Dollard of City Rhythm, Todd Hanhurst of the Refrigerators and Becky Walton of Big Medicine– all will join the band on stage for a variety of musical collaborations. In addition to live music, the event will also feature food, drinks and a silent auction with all proceeds

supporting Lexi’s treatment and related expenses. Event details can be found on Facebook. Donations are also being accepted via the online giving site Give Forward with a fundraising goal of $10,000. The event supports Lexi Gurka, just 3 years old and recently diagnosed with a rare form of Lymphoma. The treatment plan consists of two and a half years of chemotherapy. Early detection has given Lexi a good prognosis. The support from

the community will help the family with large medical bills already incurring as well as the emotional support needed to battle this disease. “I am blown away by the love and support we are receiving from all of our family and friends,” said Tom, father of Lexi. “Please know that your thoughts and prayers are keeping us strong in this tough time.” For more information, go to jp22/love4lexi

Lexi Gurka. Photo provided.

Animal Shelter Supervisory Position Back in Job Market by Brian Cremo Saratoga TODAY BALLSTON SPA — After the full county Board of Supervisors rejected the proposal of hiring 22-year-old Christina Abele as the Saratoga County Animal Shelter Supervisor, an entirely new application process has started and the animal shelter committee expects to be interviewing candidates around the week of May 12. Although there is no specific timetable, both Personnel Director Jack Kalinkewicz and Wilton town Supervisor Art Johnson said the qualified applications should be reviewed by next week. “We will probably leave the job posted for another week or so,” Johnson said. “I’d like to see the interview process start the following week.” Since all of the previous 62 applicants who applied under the 33-year-old job description have been tossed aside, there have been 13 new applicants, including those from out of county. A number of the 62 applicants do not meet the new enhanced qualifications, Johnson said. Whether or not the new applicants meet the new qualifications is still to be decided. “The applicants haven’t been qualified yet,” Kalinkewicz said. “Even though they’re here as applicants, it doesn’t mean that they are qualified to even be considered at

this point.” The new application states the minimum qualifications of a “regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Accounting, Animal Science, Animal Industry or a closely related field.” The newly tuned description has people like Carol Lang, founder of Busy Bones 500, which raises money for the shelter, much happier than when the supervisory position was going to someone without any previous supervisory experience. “I’m really happy that they realized they made a mistake and that they went back to the drawing board and did a new job description,” Lang said. “It’s still not exactly as I’d like, but at least they’re trying and you now need a college degree and some supervision. You can’t have a supervisor job without any qualifications.” In addition to the four-year degree, the new description lists two years of being in a supervisory position. The one thing Lang said she would have liked to see was an end date listed for the hiring process, “so people could know when they could have an answer by.” The position is still for a $62,413 salary, which oversees an $829,705 shelter budget and 13 employees. The selection process will still go from the Selection Committee, to the

Personnel Committee, then to the Law and Finance Committee before being voted on by the full board. The six member personnel sub-committee who voted in the new qualifications and is responsible for screening and interviewing the candidates will remain the same, consisting of Johnson, Kalinkewicz, the Chair of Public Safety Committee Mindy A. Wormuth, Chairman of County Law and Finance Committee Paul Sauseville, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Alan Grattidge and County Administrator Spencer Hellwig. “We’re proceeding as we

normally would,” Kalinkewicz said. “We’re still gathering information and we will proceed as soon as the committee gets together and once they have the qualified candidates in front of them, we will start the interview process In the meantime, Robert Hartmann the safety and health coordinator in the county’s Personnel Department has been going to the shelter daily, dealing with any possible administrative issues. “It seems to be going well,” Johnson said. “There haven’t been any issues or incidents that at least I’ve heard of since we haven’t had a

director.” Going forward, the issue has been somewhat of an educational experience, Johnson said. “If I learned anything from it, whenever a department head vacancy comes up we really need to evaluate if the job descriptions and the qualifications are current with what the job requires,” Johnson said. “In this case, it was a very old job description. That facility has changed tremendously since Butler first got the job. Now we have a state of the art facility, bigger staff and more medical services. It’s a different animal from back in the old days.”



Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

Algonguin Set for Major Renovations by Patricia Older Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — One of the Spa City’s largest Broadway buildings will be undergoing major renovations this summer, bringing its upper floors to code and rebuilding new apartments. The owners of the Alogonquin Building have hired Bonacio Construction to renovate the interior of the historic building—it

was built in 1892 and designed by architect S. Gifford Slocum. Property Manager Mary Ann Lawrence said the tenants of the 45-unit, six story building were sent notices last week giving them until June 30 to vacate the premises. “Ninety-five percent of the leases expired in May and June anyway,” said Lawrence, adding that many of the tenants have already begun complying with the order to move.

But one resident said he was given very little notice. The tenant, who asked not to be identified, said he had lived in the building for the last 13 years and had not planned on moving anytime soon. Noting that he had received notice only “three days” prior, the resident said he had begun to look for an apartment, but very few places in Saratoga offered the same size apartment at a comparable price.

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“I have looked for an apartment in Saratoga, but anything for one person is either very tiny or too expensive,” he said, adding that he had begun to look elsewhere outside of Saratoga County where he would have the same amenities as he had in the Broadway location— walking distance to a grocery store, retail outlets and a bus line. Saratoga Springs Code Enforcement Officer Dan Cogan said the owners, the Aronson family, have been trying to upgrade the building since the New Year’s Eve fire in 2005. That fire began in the basement and spread through a pipe chase, a walled-in shaft filled with plumbing and utilities. The fire caused damage to the wiring for the upstairs apartments and many of the residents were displaced at the time from smoke and water damage, as well as the electrical damage. Cogan said that the interior architectural design of the building, with an open space that rises the full height of the building, is a fireman’s nightmare. “That huge space can be a fire hazard,” said Cogan. “If there was a fire, it could act just like a chimney.” He said there have been no code violations for the building and that the owners “have been in touch since they hatched their plan” to renovate the upstairs apartments. The commercial space on the ground floor levels will not be affected by the renovations. “Since the fire, the owners have spent a lot of money to bring the building up to code,” said Cogan.

But the tenant said his apartment, with the exception of literally being divided into what is essentially two separate units following the fire, has never had any repairs. He said the interior of the building is in disrepair. “They never did one repair to my place,” he said. His rent, he said, was $700 a month for the two bedroom unit. Lawrence said that while she did not know many details yet, the rent for the units would be determined by market value. While Lawrence said renovations were due to start on August 1, Cogan said that only until every tenant has vacated the building can the builder get in to draw up a full building plan. “They will not need any variances for what they are planning to do,” said Cogan, adding that all the work is slated for the interior. “It is what is called Level 1 renovations. But an architectural plan will need to be submitted to the building department.” Saratoga Springs Principal Planner Kate Maynard said that as of Wednesday, May 1, no plans had been submitted for the proposed renovations. The website for the Algonquin Apartments states that the renovations “will provide the necessary upgrades to the building’s residential apartments and utility systems while maintaining and restoring its historical features.” The new apartment units are expected to be available for rent as soon as the summer of 2014.

Empty Bowls a Success WILTON — Senior volunteers from the Wilton Food Pantry (WFP) worked alongside Girl Scout Troop #3555 washing bowls created by Skidmore ceramics students, during the EMPTY BOWLS fundraising event on Sunday, April 14 at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161. “People donated so many quality handcrafted items this year; it’s very heart warming,” said WFP Vice-President Connie Towers. “This event amplifies the spirit of the food pantry, which is neighbor helping neighbor.” Guests chose a unique bowl, enjoyed a simple meal of soup or chili, bread and water, browsed the silent auction and enjoyed local musicians John and Orion Kribs, Doug Moody and Arlin Greene.

Event organizer and WFP Board Member Dennis Towers said the fundraiser was a way to help local residents while also having a good time. “Each bowl allows Wilton Food Pantry to purchase 93 pounds of food through Regional Food Bank, and helps us provide nutrients to those in our community–making seniors in need a little stronger, children in need better students, workers in need more attentive and perhaps giving our littlest ones a healthier start on life.” The sold out event raised $15,000, and is the largest, single source of funding for the all-volunteer food pantry. Visit www. for more information.

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

A Special Supplement to Saratoga TODAY • Pages 17-25

The 2013 Saratoga Showcase of Homes Announces Builders Lineup for 18th Year by Chelsea DiSchiano Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — This year’s upcoming Saratoga Showcase of Homes has announced the 11 award-winning builders whose homes will be on display over three fall weekends on September 21–22, 28–29 and October 5–6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The official lineup consists of Bella Home Builders, Belmonte Builders, Bonacio Construction, Heritage Custom Builders, Malta Development, Polito Homes, R.J. Taylor Builders, Robert Courtney Enterprises, Saratoga Builders, Terrace Homebuilders and Witt Construction. In addition to the usual display tours, this year the showcase

will include a special “Comforts of Home” event, where attendees are invited to visit several selected homes to walk around and enjoy samples of comfort food made by different chefs and restaurants. “There will be eight of nine homes participating in ‘Comforts of Home,’ and each one of them will have different comfort foods to sample like macaroni and cheese or chili—all different types like that,” said Barry Potoker, executive director of the Saratoga Builders Association. “It’ll be one big, spectacular night.” Potoker added that the chefs and restaurants are still being lined up, but they should be announced sometime in June. Tickets for the Comforts of Home event, which takes place September 20 from 5–10 p.m., are $40 each, including a 2013

A backyard oasis built by Belmonte Builders. Photo courtesy of Saratoga Builders Association.



Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

Learning About Your Most Important Landscaping Tool: The Compass

by Peter Bowden for Saratoga TODAY

Before you set foot in a nursery to select plants for your landscape, you need to understand conditions in your yard. I call this “Learning Your Yard.” Gardening success starts with knowing how much light a plant needs and where conditions in your yard match up with the plant’s requirements. I’ve spent a lot of time helping folks select plants. The first question I must ask so I can make logical recommendations is, “What direction does your house face?” More often than you’d believe, the answer I get is “the road.” Obviously, this isn’t what I’m really asking. I’m simply trying to deduce how much sunlight the site will potentially receive. The largest factor influencing conditions in your yard is the house. Each wall

faces a different direction, and each of these directions have different qualities of light and exposure that will determine which plants will grow and thrive there and which would be best placed elsewhere. Let’s examine the qualities of walls facing the four cardinal compass points: The East-Facing Wall The east wall faces the sunrise, so it will get morning sun until about noon and then shade for the rest of the day. That means this side of the house will get about six hours of direct sun a day during the growing season. This morning sun is considered the most “balanced” light of the day. It lacks the hot, infrared quality of afternoon sun. This means plants that require shady conditions may be able to tolerate three or four hours of eastern exposure, whereas

the same amount of western or afternoon sun would be too “hot” for shade-loving plants. The eastfacing wall is also the most sheltered area in the yard. The house acts as a windbreak, protecting this area from the cold, dry prevailing wind that blows from the north and west in winter. This dry winter wind is the worst enemy of rhododendron, azaleas, holly and other broadleaf evergreens. The east-facing wall is the location of choice for this family of plants. When choosing plants for the east wall, look for tags that say “shade to part sun.” The South-Facing Wall The south-facing wall of the house provides the sunniest exposure possible. It will get 12 or more hours of direct sun per day. All this sun makes this the perfect location for most flowering shrubs, as well as

sun-loving annuals and perennials. Plants that require full sun will want at least seven hours of direct sun per day, and the south wall of the house will provide all that and more. Plants that require shade will suffer when planted on the south side of the house since all those hours of sun will overheat them. The southfacing wall is blocked from the cold, dry north wind but does have exposure to the west. People who love flower gardening are always thrilled to have full southern exposure. Flowering requires lots of energy and the full sun of southern exposure provides plenty. When choosing plant for the south wall, look for tags that say “full sun.” The West-Facing Wall The west-facing wall gets the second half of the day’s sun from noon until sunset. Afternoon sun is much

For your gardening to be successful you need to understand the conditions of your yard, including what works best on the east, the west, the north and the south side of your home.

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013 hotter and infrared than its morning counterpart. This makes it possible for many plants that require full sun to do well even though they will only get a half a day of sun when planted against a west-facing wall. Shade plants that can thrive in the morning sun will find the westfacing wall too hot. The west-facing wall is also exposed to prevailing wind that blows from the west and northwest, so even though light conditions might be appropriate for broadleaf evergreens, winter wind will make this a tough location for them. When choosing plants for the west wall, look for tags that say “full sun to part shade.” The North-Facing Wall The north-facing wall gets less direct sunlight (in fact none) than any other location against the house. This and the fact that it is directly exposed to drying north winds in winter make this one of the most challenging areas to plant. Lack of direct sun makes it impossible to grow most flowering shrubs and roses will never do well against a north-facing wall. Naturally, the north wind will make it impossible

for broadleaf evergreens like azaleas and rhododendron to thrive in this location. There are some junipers and other durable evergreens that can live here. The greener the better, since gold or blue evergreens need more sun than a north-facing wall will provide to maintain their color. Shade-loving perennials and annuals are good choices to brighten up this difficult wall. For the north wall, look for tags that say “full shade.” Not An Ideal World Of course, few houses face exactly south, north, east or west. If your house faces southeast, for instance, it will have a combination of east and south wall qualities. Then there are the other factors that will influence the “micro-climates” within your yard. There may be a large shade tree in the yard on the south side of the house so, instead of getting full sun all day, that side of the house may only get direct sun for a couple of hours. There may be a fence or evergreen hedge to the west of your yard that blocks the wind from that direction, making it possible to plant rhododendrons there. These are the variables that

you’ll need to learn to make logical plant selections and take best advantage of your garden spaces. Thanks for the read. Peter Bowden has been providing gardeners with tips and advice for over 35 years. With decades of garden center management experience and thousands of hours of conversations with customers, Peter is well equipped to answer any gardening question that comes his way. His knack for practical and concise explanations has served him well during his 20-year tenure as WRGB’s garden guy. Peter’s tips air each weekend morning on CBS 6 News.



Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

Tips, Tricks, & Techniques for Styling a Bookcase

by Jenna Burger for Saratoga TODAY

Challenged with what to showcase on your shelves? Mastering a well-styled bookcase is a hurdle many homeowners get stuck on. Ditch the thought that bookcases are only for books. Beautiful styled shelves can be achieved with the right balance of books, as well as space for accessories, keepsakes, and collectibles. Most importantly though, your shelves should showcase what you love and what’s most meaningful to you. Whether built-in or freestanding, a bookshelf is the ideal spot of the home to add warmth and personality. Instead of a bare or overstuffed eye sore, beautiful shelves can be the focal point of a room filled with things that evoke your story—where you’ve been, what you love and what makes you happy.

Let’s Begin: To start, remove everything from your shelves. Whether they’re filled with 20 pictures or a few books, taking everything off the shelves will help you see the space with a fresh eye; a clean palette is always best to start with. It’s not only easy to add elements and move them around, but also to see the space in a new and different way. Once your shelves are free and clear, start gathering the books, collectibles, accessories, photos and personal mementos that are most meaningful to you. Group them by type and then you’re ready to begin filling those shelves with your treasures. Dress it Up: Before placing a single object on the shelf, think about how to add in color and/or texture by starting at the back. Whether bright and bold or subtle and neutral, paint, wallpaper, or even a fun fabric will bring life to the shelves, accentuate the depth, and create a backdrop for all your books and décor. Layers: The key to a well-balanced bookshelf is to create layers. From top to bottom, from front to back, all

surfaces of the bookshelf can be “dressed”. If you’ve got a bunch of books, those are easiest to start with. Group them by subject, size, or style. Mix it up by arranging and positioning groups of books vertically, as well as horizontally. Placing books both ways will give the perfect balance of storage and style. The shelves will not only be functional for the books that sit on them, but they will add color to your composition. Books are

beautiful. From their color to their typography, books are truly art, so let them tell a story. Once the process of arranging your books has begun, start adding in accessories and collectibles—pictures from your travels, a simple vase, a beautiful bowl, or small, meaningful collectibles. Horizontally placed books provide the perfect pedestals to display your favorite keepsakes. No book stacks have to be the same—in fact,

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013 stacked books varying in size are better and the height can be determined by what you want to display. Behind or between the horizontal stacked books, use the open backdrop to lean a picture, painting, or even a colorful book cover. This will draw the eye in and add more depth and interest to your overall composition. Layering front to back and top to bottom will not only give your shelves character, but will create a beautiful focal point for a room. Varying Heights and Sizes: Incorporate accessories and elements of varying heights and sizes. Play with the idea of introducing objects where some are smaller, some are large, some are thin and tall, and some are short and stout. Add smaller accessories in front and graduate to taller, larger pieces behind. Depending on your bookshelf arrangement and size, it might be best to vary the heights of the shelves to allow height for taller objects like a vase or picture. Having a few anchor pieces, which

can be larger in size, will also help to draw the eye in and bring height to the overall display. Don’t Overcrowd: Often, less is more, so it’s key not to overstuff your shelves. Leave breathing room around each element or grouped vignette so it can be seen and appreciated. Elements can overlap and layer each other, but having too much stuff will create for a bookshelf mish-mosh. Execute: Creating a well-styled bookcase doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Before hitting the stores, “shop your home.” Moving objects from one room to another always makes them look new and fresh when in a different setting. If you’re in need of new pieces, don’t just buy something for the sake of buying. Only introduce elements with meaning or that you truly love and have a purpose in your home. Before executing, gather inspiration. Look at magazines, books, and the internet for bookshelves that appeal to you. Ask yourself why

you like them. Is it the colors that are used? Is it the style of the bookcase and/or what’s displayed on the shelves? Find a space that is similar to yours or be inspired by something that really catches your eye, and try to emulate it. With a little studying and concentration, a wellstyled bookcase can be achieved. Edit and Enjoy: The last step is probably the most important: take a moment to reflect and edit. Once your styling composition is done, take a step back, leave the room, and then come back. How does it look? Move and rearrange things until it feels and looks just right. It can take a few times, but trust yourself in knowing what you like. Styling a bookcase is a daunting thought for many, but with concentration and focus, mixed in with some good inspiration, a beautiful display can be achieved— a little practice and patience helps, too. In need of inspiration now? Visit me on: jennaburger. Jenna Burger is a local Interior Designer, Home Decor Blogger,

bargain hunter, and avid DIY-er. She delivers smart, stylish, and sophisticated design solutions tailored to fit the needs and vision for each client’s space. Additionally, her daily design


blog is filled with do-it-yourself projects and simple-to-implement decorating tips. To get your dose of design inspiration, visit Jenna at


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Property Transactions Ballston 2 Palmer Ave., $250,000. Liberty Lake LLC sold property to Dennis Powell. 15 Carriage Run, $508,835. Old Westwind Farm LLC sold property to Michele Vanosterlitz and John DePaola. 10 Meadowbrook Ct., $459,975. Thomas Building and Development Company sold property to Jungsoo and April Park. 0 MacCrea Hill Rd., $200,000. SSP Development Corporation sold property to 237 Albany Street Investments LLC. 6 Euclid Ave., $35,000. Tremont Mould sold property to LPC Properties LLC. 117 Eastern Ave., $180,000. Robert and Linda Miskanin sold property to Michael and Jacquelyn Jaeger. 9 Lancaster Ct., $361,464. Traditional Builders, LTD. sold property to Curt and Dee Ann Gosda. 1 Morningkill Dr., $190,000. Glenn and Gloria Martin sold property to Christopher Ludke. 10 Lake Rd., $25,000. Desiree Kelleigh sold property to Donald Fabini. 175 Lake Rd. $375,000. Good Times Lakeview Inn, Inc. sold property to Donald Fabini. 357 Hop City Rd., $193,000. David and Alayne Curtiss sold property to Lance and Kristen Evans. 933 Route 50, $132,500. Richard Lamanna sold property to Donny Dudley Tennis Foundation, Inc. 94 McMaster St., $253,000. Ian and Patricia Law sold property to Richard and Barbara Kerker. 36 Sycamore St., $330,212. Heritage Builders Group, LLC sold property to Douglas and Susan Deluke. 38 Lawmar Lane, $260,000. Rose Petrak sold property to Bruce and Kathleen Winslow. 30 Knottingley Place, $368,000. Megan Sim sold property to William and Sarah Warman. Malta 137 Raylinsky Rd. $125,000. Bobbie Schliecker sold property to JAT Realty Corp. 37 Avendale Dr. $321,000. Phillip and Catherine Terry sold property to Laura Hanna. 5062 Nelson Ave. $130,000. Stanley and Carole Devore sold property to Robert and Jessica Newson.

59 Snowberry Rd. $137,500. Dolores Corrigan sold property to Joel Treacy. 28 Evans Rd. Lot 6, $251,500. Michaels Group, LLC sold property to Julie MichaelsKeegan. 20 Plum Poppy South, $222,000. Adam McCool sold property to Lindsey Haraden. Route 9P, $1,225,000. Brooks Teele sold property to Malta Land Company, LLC. 36 Avendale Dr., $333,000. Erica Buckley-Dupree sold property to Justin and Mariya Howes. 16 Willis Way, $425,000. David and Shannon Dunster sold property to Joseph Caruso. 9 Glade Mallow Rd., $205,000. Donald Johnson, Jr. (by exec) sold property to Steven and Margaret Gregory. 2129 Rowley Rd. $268,000. Thomas and Valerie Bradbury sold property to Tracey Gridley and Jean Pierre LaReau. 42 Bayberry Dr., $335,000. Christopher and Jacquelyn Kowalczyk sold property to Travis and Jody Carter. 34 Wake Robin Rd. $155,000. Damian and Patricia Antonelli sold property to Margaret Boyle. 5 Hearthwood Dr. $181,000. Mart Rusmandel (by exec) sold property to Darek and Monica Kaczmarski. Saratoga Springs 29 Lakewood Dr., $325,000. Norman and Alicia Silver sold property to William Folch and Wendy Nicoson. 19 Outlook Ave., $381,403. KRDD One LLC / DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders LLC sold property to Robert Webster. 7 Loughberry Rd., $252,000. Frank Isele sold property to Jeffrey and Vanessa Redfield. 149 Spring St., $417,000. Susan Devine sold property to Jamie Bray and Owen Grant. 15 Jumel Place, $422,000. Paul Cabral and Jenna Rotheim sold property to David and Lynn Cho. 33 Trottingham Rd., $201,000. Barbara Harrison sold property to Michael and Chelsea Bolles. 13 Worth St., $106,301. Wells Fargo Bank (as trustee) sold property to City of Saratoga Springs. Arrowhead Rd. $65,000. David Scripter and Susan Butler sold property to Schuyler LLC.

129 Lincoln Ave., $251,450. Margaret, George, Joseph and Thomas Berrigan and Nancy Reap sold property to Erik Smith and Lisa Fitts. 27 Granite St., $200,000. ANW Holdings, Inc. sold property to Bahram Keramati and Ruth Levinson. 5 Iris Dr., $835,000. Lance Orcutt sold property to Jeremy and Jennifer Eager. 176 Spring St., $526,000. Phyllis Roth (by exec) sold property to Gary and Jo Young. 23 Evergreen Dr., $440,000. Thomas and Nancy Magner sold property to Gregory and Janice Vurckio. 21 Benton Dr., $450,000. Christian and Amanda Mohr sold property to Richard and Pamela Farrell. 1 Birch Run Dr., $308,800. Robert Ingmire (by exec) sold property to David and Pamela Bruno. 14 Larkspur Dr., $350,000. Samara Anderson sold property to Robert Hanks and Elizabeth Godsil. 4 Tommy Luther Dr., $340,000. George and Elizabeth Golden sold property to Werner Juengling. 328 Ballston Ave. Unit 5, $255,000. Patrick Biancone sold property to Lois Radke and Norbert Hanus. 1 Brookview Terrace, $370,000. Jeffrey and Theresa Wagner sold property to Scott Ahlschwede. 153 Regent St., $1,100,000. Alrone, LLC sold property to Regent Springs, LLC. 10 Oakwood Blvd., $680,000. John and Patricia Cook sold property to Frederic Elbert and Sherry Murphy. 83 Railroad Place, Unit 101, $1,300,000. Overland Saratoga Springs, LLC sold property to Eighty Three 85 Railroad Place, LLC. 125 Union Ave. Unit C202, $140,000. Donna Brent and Cynthia Guile sold property to Mark Loreno.

6 Mokasha Square, $310,426. Laguna Homes, Inc. sold property to Dennis and Lindsay Kosyjana. 87 Railroad Place, #402, $685,000. William and Mary Becker sold property to D. Lee and Sharyn Miller. 143 Jackson St., $590,000. James Doyle sold property to Zachary Passaretti. 6 Ericson Way, $494,050. Charlew Builders, Inc. sold property to Dun Ming and Mei Zheng. 24 Northway Court, $187,500. Barbara Cudney sold property to James Carpenter. 31 Central Ave., $110,000. KRDD One, LLC sold property to DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders, Inc. 31 Central Ave., $389,900. DeGraff Bloom Custom Builders, Inc. sold property to Lee Hayward and Barbara Garbin. 15 Holly Dr., $157,000. Matthew and Richard Melle sold property to David and Margo Becker. Wilton 67 Corinth Mountain Rd., $150,000. Evelyn and Richard Wells sold property to Anjana Poonthota. 17 Lonesome Pine Trail, $212,000. Nicole Seidel sold property to Brandon Salls. 7 Primrose Circle, $863,773. Floral Estates, LLC sold property to Ryan and Danielle Daly. 276 Dimmick Rd., $303,000. Francis and Deborah Mihaly sold property to Fawn Hollow Development Association, Inc. 274 Dimmick Rd., $305,000. Francis and Deborah Mihaly sold property to Fawn Hollow Development Association, Inc. Dimmick Rd., $36,500. Francis and Deborah Mihaly sold property to Fawn Hollow Development Association, Inc. Dimmick Rd., $5,500. Francis and Deborah Mihaly sold property to Fawn Hollow Development Association, Inc.


22 Whispering Pines, $139,500. Colleen Murray sold property to Catherine Pugliani. 56 Sheffield Rd., $368,484. Neil and Carey Higgins sold property to Brookfield Global Relocations Services, LLC. 256 Wilton Gansevoort Rd., $265,000. Ellen Schnorr sold property to James and Mariann Zieglar. 11 Norland Ct., $259,000. Jeffrey and Susan Gutowski sold property to Joshua and Ashley Gaul. 24 Ballard Rd., $245,000. Thomas and April Brunschmid sold property to James and Kelly Miller. 6 Tom Sawyer Dr., $50,000. William and Judy Morris sold property to McPadden Builders, LLC. 6 Tom Sawyer Dr., $229,900. McPadden Builders, LLC. sold property to Colleen Murray. 24 Timbira Dr., $285,000. Thomas Sanford sold property to David and Stephanie McCarthy. 150 Ingersol Rd., $65,000. Harvey Nutter (by agent) sold property to George and Gertrude Pravda. 11 Lena Ct., $287,225. Tra Tom Development, Inc. sold property to Raymond and Elizabeth Fogarty. 12 Timbira Dr. $279,900. Bruce Burroughs sold property to Gary Howard. 35 Highgate Rd., $210,000. William Stevens sold property to Jessica Camden and Matthew Melle. 18 Thunder Run, $270,000. Ryan and Jodie McGough sold property to Thomas and Eileen Ellis. 23 Links Rd., $327,000. Scott and Marianne Durdle sold property to Jonathan and Dayna Kinsey. 10 Lenca Ct., $314,176. Tra Tom Development, Inc. sold property to Jeffrey Edlund and Gretchen Stalnecker. 32 Nicklaus Dr., $200,000. Marcia Chastanet sold property to Michael and Jean Mango. 63 Fieldstone Dr., $300,000. Jamie Johonson sold property to Christopher Boggs.


Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

Love Me Tender: Warmer Weather Means It’s Grilling Time

by John Reardon for Saratoga TODAY Hello, my Foodie Friends! This weekend we might hit 80 degrees, so let’s move to the outdoors and cook on the grill. There is nothing like meat that has been marinated and we have the best tool there is to make it happen. In my house you would think it was me that loves to marinate, but the master is actually Paula. Now don’t get me wrong, I am the Grill King of my house, or so Paula tells me. It has taken me a long time to figure her out, but I think she says that to me so she can relax with a margarita and watch me inhale smoke and grease while being attacked by bugs. She is always coming up

with a new marinade and loves to infuse different flavors in our meat. You may be laughing, but she is an evil genius when it comes to this. We love this tenderizing tool called the Meat Maximizer™ 45-Blade Meat Tenderizer with Removable Blade Cartridge, invented by Andre Jaccard, to help with the absorption. Andre Jaccard’s Lesson #1 - Mechanical Meat Tenderization Who invented mechanical tenderization of meat? Andre Jaccard; founder of Jaccard Corporation, is widely credited with introducing the process of mechanical tenderizer to the United States What is a mechanical meat tenderizer? A mechanical meat tenderizer utilizes a series of razor sharp knives to surgically cut the meat’s “connective tissue,” thereby making any cut of meat “butter tender.” Are mechanical meat tenderizers the same as meat mallets or hammers? No. While a meat mallet can breakdown the connective tissues on the top surface of the meat, it does not penetrate far enough into the meat to cut the many connective tissue structures below the surface. What is the “connective tissue” of meat? Collagen is the protein that makes up connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments. It

is incredibly tough stuff and if meat has too much collagen, it will be tough and hard to eat. What are the benefits of mechanical tenderization? (a) Makes any cut of meat “butter tender,” (b) stimulates quicker and more complete penetration of marinades and rubs, (c) reduces cooking times by up to 40 percent and eliminates need to par boil poultry, (d) promotes even and thorough cooking throughout meat, regardless of

uneven thickness or low or high spots and (e) reduces shrinkage of meat during cooking. Isn’t this the same as stabbing the meat with a fork? No. Think of a piece of rope and the difference between pushing a nail through the rope stands and pushing a razor sharp knife through the strands. A nail will find a path through the rope without cutting the strands. A knife will slice the strands. Are all mechanical meat

tenderizers the same? No. Jaccard meat tenderizers have long been the gold standard within the industry and have lasted the test of time. They are made of superior, high quality materials and are backed by Jaccard’s exclusive Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. So, my Foodie Friends, remember: “Life Happens in the Kitchen,” even if it is outside! Take care, John and Paula

From Peeps to Plates: Fresh Chicken Kicks Off Summer at the Saratoga Farmers’ Market

The four Saratoga Farmers’ Market vendors who raise those luscious, plump chickens must plan well ahead so they’re just the right size by the start of the summer season of the Saratoga Farmers’ Market at High Rock Park. The baby chicks arrive in a cacophony of peeping at post offices shortly after hatching and about two months ahead of opening day. Chicks definitely can travel long distances from commercial hatcheries to the farms because their bodies have stored egg yolk to supply them with nutrition for the trip. This is also true for baby chicks hatched out by a mother hen in a barn. The broody hen doesn’t even leave her nest for a day or two, and only then starts to show the peeps what to eat. Our four farmers who raise these fryer- or roaster-sized chickens have extensive experience with these birds and have learned what works for them. All raise the birds humanely and carefully, so they have plenty of room to move around and be normal chickens that can flap their wings and scratch in their bedding indoors, or chase bugs and eat grass outdoors. All raise a fast growing hybrid called a Cornish-Rock, bred for especially large breasts and fast growth, which was developed from the White Cornish originally from Great Britain, and the larger White Plymouth Rock produced in the United States nearly 200 years ago. The Kilpatrick farm also raises a somewhat slower growing four-way hybrid, the Freedom Ranger, which

originated in France. Liza and David Porter of Homestead Artisans, as well as Michael Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick Family Farm, raise the chicks first in a heated brooder, then move them outdoors to pasture. “We intensively pasture our chickens outdoors on the grass, with their houses moved daily,” Liza said. “They live as chickens, rather than ‘poultry units,’ where thousands of birds might be in one house. And they return their manure in small quantities all over the grass.” Michael Kilpatrick commented that their chicks spend two or three weeks in a brooder then move to the outdoors. “They’re grown in floorless pens we move once, if not twice a day, where they eat grass and bugs and whatever tasty morsel that happens by, along with their chicken feed,” he said. Arnold and Marilyn Grant of M&A Farm and Dick and Peggy Ayers of Brookside Farm keep their birds inside. “We used to raise them outside, but weather and predators were causing problems,” Peggy recalled. “Now we raise them in a heated (when needed) and well-ventilated barn.” The Grants manage their birds in a similar way. “The barn has three sections and they have a lot of room to move around,” Arnold explained. His chicks arrive every two weeks, and once the first batch is in his customer’s hands, that section of the barn is ready to receive 100 more peeping chicks. “The flavor and texture are excellent. They must be tried to be believed,” Liza said. “The most important part of flavor is what we feed them,” Arnold Grant added. His feed is locally mixed at a nearby feed mill. Liza commented that pasturing adds

extra nutrients to the chicken meat. Various studies back this statement. For example, a recent online article from National Geographic reported that pasture-raised poultry contained less total fat, less saturated fat and more Vitamin A and Omega-3 fatty acids than standard USDA data for what is typically found in grocery stores. The Ayers’ birds will make their summer debut at the opening Saturday of the Summer Market, May 4. They offer whole or cut up chicken. Porters’ and Arnolds’ whole roasting and frying birds will be ready on May 8. Kilpatrick’s cut-up chickens and chicken cuts will be ready at varying times of year; just ask at their stand. These chickens are delicious butterflied and grilled, roasted, curried, fried or stewed, as illustrated by the following two recipes. Simple Roasted Chicken Liza Porter: This is the world’s easiest recipe and the rewards are fabulous. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put one whole roasting chicken in a pan and roast for 20 minutes per pound. Remove from the oven, and let the chicken rest on a carving platter for about 15 minutes. Carve the chicken and serve. Crock Pot Chicken with Pineapple Peggy Ayres: Three generations of our family enjoy this recipe. 1 15 oz. bottle of Teriyaki sauce ½ bottle (nearly a cup) of soy sauce 1 large can of chunked pineapple 1 chicken, cut in pieces or left whole Cook in a large crock pot on high for about four hours or until done. Discard the pineapple, because it loses flavor. Add more pineapple from a second can if desired. Shred the chicken and serve with rice.

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

Showcase of Homes ticket. Regular showcase tickets are $20. All proceeds from the Showcase of Homes will again go to two beneficiaries: Rebuilding Together Saratoga County, a nonprofit that aims to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need, such as the elderly and disables, low-income families and veterans. The other beneficiary is Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, which helps to fundraise and build houses for those in need. “The organizations we donate to have to do with housing, which aligns with our mission,” Potoker said. “So we chose two charities that are aligned with providing homes and helping people improve their homes and taking care of people who aren’t as fortunate.” Last year, the contribution to the nonprofits was $66,000, and the Showcase of Homes has contributed almost $800,000 to local charities since its inception 18 years ago. The 2013 Showcase of Homes is sponsored by Suburban Propane, the Platinum Presenting Sponsor, with other major corporate sponsors including Andersen Windows, Boise Cascade, Burns Management,

Crawford Door & Window, Curtis Lumber, First Niagara, Granite & Marble Works, Homestead Funding, National Grid, Paragon Home Loans, Realty USA, Roohan Realty, Saratoga National Bank and Trustco Bank. In addition, media sponsors include Saratoga Publishing, Gazette, Capital Region Building, YNN & Time Warner,, The Jockey 101.3, WGNA, Chronicle, Saratoga Business Journal, Saratoga Living, The Business Review, and Lamar Outdoor. For more information and details on the 2013 Saratoga Showcase of Homes event, please visit About Saratoga Builders Association The Saratoga Builders Association, Inc. (SBA) is a

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specialized professional trade association representing an industry basic to the wellbeing and economy of the people of Saratoga County. Its membership includes residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers, building material suppliers, sub-contractors, financial institutions, architects, engineers, realtors, attorneys and other industry professionals. SBA is committed to the continued growth, prosperity and quality of life in Saratoga County. For more information, please visit

Top: Kitchen built by Cerrone Builders. Above: Kitchen by Terrace Builders. Photos provided by Saratoga Builders Association.




Upcoming Town Meetings Town of Ballston: Ballston Town Hall  323 Charlton Road  885-8502 5/29: Planning Board, 7:30 p.m. Village of Ballston Spa: 66 Front Street 885-5711 5/14: Village Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m. Town of Greenfield: 7 Wilton Road 893-7432 5/9: Town Board, 7:30 p.m. Town of Malta: 2540 Route 9 899-2818 5/6: Town Board, 7 p.m. 5/21: Planning Board 6:30 p.m. Town of Milton: 503 Geyser Road 885-9220 5/8: Planning Board, 7 p.m. 5/23: Zoning Board, 7 p.m. City of Saratoga Springs: 474 Broadway 587-3550 5/7: Saratoga Springs City Council, 7 p.m. 5/8: Planning Board, 7 p.m. 5/20: Zoning Board of Appeals, 7 p.m. Town of Saratoga: 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville 695-3644 5/13: Town Board, 7 p.m. Village of Schuylerville: 35 Spring Street 695-3881 5/8: Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. 5/27: Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Town of Stillwater: 66 East St., Riverside Mechanicville, NY 12118 5/6: Planning Board, 7 p.m. 5/16: Town Board, 7 p.m. 5/21: Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. Town of Wilton: 22 Traver Road 587-1939 5/15: Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. 5/23: Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. Saratoga County Board of Supervisors: 40 McMaster St, #1 Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518) 885-2240

sweatshirts are $28 and over $6 of each will be donated with the proceeds going to the West Texas Volunteer Fire Department to use at their discretion.

May 11 Baked Ham Dinner The Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilton is hosting a baked ham dinner Saturday, May 11. Mashed potatoes and gravy, applesauce, vegetables, rolls, assorted desserts and beverages will be offered for the cost of a donation. For more information, call (518) 584-9107 from 3:30–6:30 p.m. Take-outs will be available and the location is handicap accessible.

Victory Mills Fire Department: Trip to Mohegan Sun Casino The Victory Mills Fire Department’s seventh annual trip to Mohegan Sun Casino will be Saturday, May 11 from 6 a.m. to midnight. Cost is $40 a ticket. With each ticket you will receive a $15 meal coupon and $15 free bets. Seats are limited, so get yours now by calling Brian Baker at (518) 858-6110.

May 12 Mother’s Day Concert Rabbi/Cantor Kenneth Stuart Blatt will present a Mother’s Day Concert at Congregation Shaara Tfille, 84 Weibel Ave., at 2 p.m. on May 12. He will be accompanied by the virtuoso pianist, Michael Clement of Schenectady. Tickets are $15 per person in advance ($18 at the door) and reservations will be taken at (518) 584-2370 by Carole in the office.

Funds Raised for West Texas Fire Department After the explosion at the West Texas fertilizer plant, the women of, a group of over 300 wives and girlfriends of firefighters from around the country, helped start a fundraiser for the West, Texas Volunteer Fire Department to use at their discretion. The department lost three fire trucks and even more equipment in the blast. T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts can be purchased to support the cause via FireWivesforWestTX. T-shirts are selling for $16 and a minimum of $8 will be donated. Hooded

Greenwich Elks Lodge: Mother’s Day Brunch The Greenwich Elks Lodge will be hosting a Mother’s Day brunch, Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Moms eat free with family. It’s $15 for adults, $7 for children 6–14 years old and children under 5 years old are free. There will be a full breakfast buffet with juice, fruit, eggs, home fries, seafood casserole, potato salad and a turkey and roast beef carving station. Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s will also be available for an additional fee after noon. No reservations are needed, but for groups of more than eight people, please call (518) 692-2061. Proceeds will benefit youth and community programs.

May 14 10-Cent Paperback Sale The Book Bag Shop will conduct a 10-cent paperback sale Tuesday, May 14 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Community Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Items in the Book Bag Shop will be 20 percent off from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Funds raised are used to enhance library services. For more information call (518) 584-7860.

May 18 Saratoga Hospital Sponsors Dog Walk In State Park Saratoga Hospital’s Wellness Committee is planning a dog walk on Saturday, May 18 in Saratoga State Park at 10 a.m. Registration is $10 and will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the warming huts off Route 9. The walk will cover a 1.7 mile loop, raffles will be held and proceeds from the event will be divided between the Saratoga Hospital Angel Fund and Estherville Animal Shelter. Contact Barb Kerker to pre-register at Kerkerb@yahoo. com or call (518) 882-5562.

2nd Annual Emma Foundation Fun Run The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, in support of The Emma Foundation, will be hosting the 2nd Annual Emma Foundation 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 18. The race event, which will benefit the Emma Foundation, is set to

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013 begin at 9 a.m. Register online at, or register the day of event from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the school, 62 York Ave. The entry fee is $20 and a family discount ($10 for each additional runner after three full registered runners) is offered. Kids race free.

May 19

Senior Luncheon, which will be held Friday, May 31 at the Saratoga City Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. The theme is “Wild West” and will have a menu of pulled BBQ chicken, au gratin potatoes, cowboy beans, cole slaw and apple pie ala mode. Tickets are $4. Call (518) 884-4100 for more details.

National Tap Dance Day

June 1

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day with the legendary Brenda Bufalino on Sunday, May 19 from 1–5:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Dance where she will present a lecture demonstration of Tap Dance—Made In America, The Rhythm and History of America’s own indigenous art form. She’ll also be teaching two classes which will consist of her technique for small footwork, phrasing and creating material. For more information call Saratoga Jazz Tap at (518) 581-1791 or

Saratoga Shakespeare Company: Audition Notice Saratoga Shakespeare Company is casting a rollicking production of “Merry Wives of Windsor,” directed by David Girard. The company is celebrating its 13th summer season of free outdoor theater in Saratoga’s Congress Park. Rehearsals begin on Monday, July 1 and performances are scheduled for July 16-28. The Company is seeking to cast six to eight children in the 8–13-year-old age range and will hold an audition on Sunday, May 19 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Bernhard Theater at Skidmore College. Children should prepare either a brief monologue no longer than one minute or a poem, and the director will ask them to sing. From 2–4 p.m. there will also be auditions for non-equity male actors in their mid-30s to 60s age range. Actors should prepare a one minute classical comedic monologue and bring their pictures and resumes to the audition. For more information and to schedule an audition appointment, please call Barbara Opitz, (518) 587-2166 and leave a message with call back information, or email: bopitz@

May 31 Senior Luncheon

Women’s Healthier You Event: “Live Better, Longer” Seminar Saratoga’s only natural pharmacy is holding a Women’s “Healthier You” Event on Saturday, June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fallon Wellness Pharmacy of Saratoga is hosting the event, which will be held at Longfellows Hotel and Conference Center. The day will feature six speakers who will help women take charge of their health, both inside and out and include the following event topics: “The Glowing and Radian Skin You’ve Always Wanted, Naturally,” “Hormone Happiness—Balancing Your Hormones and Your Life,” “Spring Cleaning For Your Body— Feel Your Best with Metabolic Detox,” “Food as Medicine—Using Nutrition to Heal, Transform, Sustain,” “Clearing the Path for Success Through Exercise and Fitness,” “Functional Medicine— Optimal Health and Vitality For Each Individual.” The cost for the event is $40 and includes lunch. Seating is limited. To register or for more information please call (518) 306-5343 ext.127.

June 12 Summer Day Camp Registration at Gavin Park Summer Camp registration is in full swing. Sign up today to ensure your child will be having lots of fun this summer in a safe and friendly environment. The program runs from June 25 through August 9; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before and after program child care is also available. For additional information, call (518) 584-9455, or go online to www. to download a Summer Camp Registration Form. Space is limited and fills up quickly. Registration ends June 12.

The Saratoga County Office for the Aging will host the annual

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Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013 2013 Kids Exchange Spring/ Summer Consignment Sale

Friday, May 3 Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Research Hospital Case Green, Skidmore College Campus 9:30 a.m. Pre-K class, 10:30 4-yearold class. 2:30 p.m. Multi-age class The children in all four classes bike to raise money for St. Judes. Sponsored by the Skidmore Early Childhood Center. For more information call (518) 580-5473.

Saratoga Tattoo Expo 2013 Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs Fri. 3 p.m.–11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.– 11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Live Tattooing, Body Piercing, Tattoo Contests, Giveaways, Entertainment. Admission: $10 day pass, $25 weekend pass. For more information visit:

Steve Bell in Concert Saratoga Abundant Life Church, 2325 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, 7:30 p.m. Join us for an intimate evening with award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter Steve Bell. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information visit or call (518) 885-5456.

Saturday, May 4 Spring Kids Bike Giveaway 241 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Bikatoga Bicycle Workshop will be holding the spring giveaway for children in Saratoga County. Throughout the year volunteers refurbish bikes donated by area residents for distribution to individuals or families who lack the means to purchase bikes on their own. Children must be accompanied by a parent, or responsible guardian. For an appointment to adopt a bike or for more information, call (518) 265-8507.

Adirondack Sports Complex, 326 Sherman Ave., Queensbury 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and 1:30–3 p.m. (half-price sale) Upscale resale - top-quality new, like-new and gently used children’s items at bargain prices. Children’s clothing 0-10; furniture; baby gear; strollers; maternity; DVDs; books; toys; sports gear; bikes; play kitchens and train tables; room décor and more. This is a nonprofit event. For more information visit or call (518) 729-6389. Free Comic Book Day Comic Depot, Wilton Mall, 3065 Rt. 50, Saratoga Spring, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Every customer will receive a free comic book. Activities include a life-sized Angry Bird tournament, live pod cast and trivia contest and a replica of the 1960’s Batmobile and Batboat. Five dollar photo op with a superhero - all proceeds go to the Franklin Community Center. Dress up and join the fun. For more information visit www. Spring Antique Appraisal Show Malta Community Center, 1 Bayberry Dr. Ballston Spa 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Mark Lawson of Mark Lawson Antiques will educate participants on the world of antiques and perform appraisals. Admission for Malta residents with one appraisal item is $9; non-residents $10. General admission for Malta residents is $2; non- residents $3. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information call (518) 899-4411.

Sunday, May 5 Breakfast Buffet Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 8:30–11 a.m. Donation requested: Adults $8; Senior and Military (active/ retired w/ID) $7; children 5-12 $6; children under 5 free; take-out $8. For more information call (518) 584-2585.

Art for Home and Wear 489 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 2–5 p.m. Join Mimosa for the opening reception for the art work of Pat McEvoy, recent oils and mixed

media. A portion of sales from this show will benefit Wiawaka Holiday House, the oldest and longest continuously operating retreat for women in America. Wiawaka was created by and for women in 1903. For more information call (518) 583-1163.

information call (518) 584-2585.

Seeds for Peace International, Inc.

Longfellow’s Restaurant, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 12:00 p.m. Membership is open to retired educators who taught and/or live in Saratoga County. For membership information call (518) 587-5356.

Scallion’s Restaurant, 44 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, 5–9 p.m. Scallions Restaurant is hosting a fundraiser for Seeds for Peace International, Inc. The fundraiser supports Seeds for Peace’s work around the world; which helps people dealing with food shortages and insecurities. On this evening, Scallions will donate 20 percent of all dinners and drinks sold between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. Reservations suggested and takeout available. For more information visit

Tuesday, May 7

Nacre ModernDance Company Holds Auditions

Monday, May 6 Retired Teachers Association Meeting

Small Changes, Big Improvements–Architectural Design Saratoga Springs Public Library, H. Dutcher Community Room, 7–8:30 p.m. Join award-winning local architect, Brett Balzer, for a program on small architectural changes that can make dramatic improvements to your home. For more information call (518) 584-7860. Visit the library’s website for a calendar of all our events

Wednesday, May 8 54th Annual Saratoga Springs Horse Show 2 Saratoga Springs and YADDO Show Grounds, May 8–May 12, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The first outdoor USEF AA Rating and USEF Jumper 4 Rating Show in the Northeast. The show features hunters, jumpers, and equitation classes held in three different rings. This is a Capital Fund of Saratoga County, Inc. event, a non-profit organization established to provide financial support or aid in support of the missions of not-for-profit organizations in Saratoga Country. For more information call (518) 490-1214.

Italian Dinner Saratoga-Wilton Elks, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs, 4:30–7:00 p.m. Donation requested: Adults $10; Senior and Military (active/ retired w/ID) $9; children 5-12 $6; children under 5 free; take-out $10. Cash bar available. For more

Myers Dance Center, 53 Regent St., Saratoga Springs, 7 p.m. Artistic Director, Beth Fecteau, is looking for trained modern or ballet dancers (male and female) ages 18 and up. Some paid positions are available. To reserve your spot and for more information about the audition and Nacre, call (518) 435-0510 or visit the website at

Thursday, May 9 Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Meeting Longfellow’s Restaurant Courtyard, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs 7:15–8:30 a.m. Our spiritual address this month will come from a member of Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. There is no charge or donations. All are welcome. For more information call (518) 587 9104.

Blood Drives May 7, 1–6 p.m. St. Clements Church 231 Lake Avenue Saratoga Springs May 8, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Stillwater High School 334 Hudson Avenue Stillwater


Family Friendly Events Friday

There are a few kids’ consignment sales taking place this weekend and Friday is the Got Kids sale in Troy. Public hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the location is the Frear Park Ice Rink. Check the SaratogaMama online calendar for details on the other consignment sales. Join SaratogaMama in celebrating the launch of the summer magazine. We’ll be at BodyWise Fitness Studio in Malta Friday night from 6-9 p.m. Food, drinks, tanning, shopping and more. Admission is free. Come pick up the new magazine and have some fun girl-time.


Today is I Love My Park day and the Saratoga Spa State Park has several volunteer opportunities for all ages. All participants are asked to please bring garden gloves, garden rakes, water, snack, lunch, bug repellant and sunscreen. The Saratoga Farmers’ Market is back for the outdoor season. This first outdoor Saturday is always extra special and a great place to socialize and shop. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The National Musuem of Dance is hosting a Family Day as part of the Saratoga 150 celebrations. The event is from 1-4 p.m. and will feature llama petting, dog agility demos, a clown, dance demonstrations, face painting, bocce ball, refreshments and more.

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At the Movies with Trey Roohan The Salton Sea (2002) Have you ever thought about being someone else? Just leaving behind everything you know and diving headfirst into a new name with new friends and new interests? Would that really erase who you were before? The story begins with several drug users in the midst of a binge. The narrator, “Danny Parker” (played by Val Kilmer) is also the main character. The drug that he and his companions are and have been consuming for several days is methamphetamine. “Danny” (Kilmer) then gives a brief editorial describing the history of methamphetamine, from its initial invention to the changing profile of the user over the years from kamikaze pilots to housewives to truck drivers and motorcycle gangs. We are then returned to the drug den where one of the users, known as Cujo (played by Adam Goldberg) screams to the entire room that their supply has run out. “Danny” and another addict “Jimmy the Finn” (played by Peter Sarsgaard) leave to buy more from a user and dealer that Jimmy is acquainted with. After “Danny” has returned with the drugs and the binge runs its course, he informs on the dealer to officers Gus Morgan (played by Doug Hutchison) and Al Garcetti (played by Anthony LaPaglia). His dealings with law enforcement are a secret he keeps from his fellow users. Once he’s alone and in his own apartment, however, we are shown yet another secret which is kept not only from those he injects methamphetamine with, but also the police he informs to. He sheds his jewelry, washes out the Mohawk he regularly sports, and then states to the empty room that his name is Tom Van Allen and that he’s a trumpet player. This is an amazing movie. Kilmer manages to perfectly portray a loving husband and trumpet player and then seamlessly transform into a derelict drug abuser. LaPaglia and Hutchison, as characters whose true nature and motives are not known at first, put forth performances that are almost as compelling, if not equally so. Deborah Kara Unger as the one character that Kilmer bears his soul to brings an entirely different dimension and resolution to the story. By this point, it should be obvious that this film isn’t for everyone. Nonetheless, I highly recommend it. (8.2/10) For comments and questions, contact me at

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Writing the Right Word by Dave Dowling Accuracy in word choice is a key to effective communication. This quick weekly tip will help you filter the confusion in some of our daily word choices. Rebuff, Rebut, Refute, Repudiate Rebuff means to snub or reject someone. We offered to help with the cleanup, but he rebuffed us.

Refute means to prove something is false. The defense team refuted much of the earlier testimony.

Rebut means to argue against something. Unless the board rebuts the proposal, the idea is accepted.

Repudiate means to reject or refuse something. We were always taught to repudiate discrimination and violence.

Dave Dowling is the author of the The Wrong Word Dictionary and The Dictionary of Worthless Words. Signed copies are available for purchase at the gifts and home goods store, Homessence on Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

Kevin Blake Earns Eagle Scout Award BALLSTON SPA — Kevin Blake, 18, is the newest Eagle Scout of Troop 1 of Ballston Spa. He received the rank of Eagle Scout at a recent Eagle Court of Honor held at the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church. Kevin is the son of Lynne and Jeff Blake, 22 Timber Trace, Ballston Spa, NY. Troop 1 is sponsored by the Ballston Spa United Photo provided. Methodist Church. Kevin’s Eagle Project was designing and constructing a handicap access ramp to the Ballston Spa United Methodist Church’s food pantry. He had to present his idea and plan to the troop committee, the church council and the Village of Ballston Spa Trustees. The ramp will help to make easy access to the food pantry that services 100 families a month. Kevin is a senior at Ballston Spa High School where he is a candidate for the Regents diploma with advanced designation and honors. Kevin plans to attend Hartwick College; his academic interests are biology, pre-med, English, and art.

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Saratoga Springs Families Raise $11,000 for 5-Year-Old Girl with Cancer SARATOGA SPRINGS — Over 400 people participated in a 10K walk on April 28 at the Saratoga Spa State Park, raising more than $11,000 for the Gabby Wolpert Fund and the American Cancer Society. Five-year-old Gabby, the daughter of Kevin and Erica Wolpert of Saratoga Springs, is being treated for cancer at Albany Medical Center. Her father is the math department chair at Saratoga Springs High School, and the family was supported by nearly 100 high school students and many Saratoga Springs City School District employees who participated in the event. The walkers wore t-shirts bearing the event’s official name: “I Am a Wolpert Warrior.”


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Caroline Elementary Students Help Raise Money for Playground SARATOGA SPRINGS — Doing their part to build a new Playground at the East Side Recreation Center, kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Caroline Street Elementary School participated in an unusually quiet fund raising effort: a month-long “Read-a-thon.” Participants sought pledges from friends and family, and students were awarded prizes along the way for individual and classroom achievements. Many took the challenge very seriously. Photo provided. Tench Cholnoky, a fifth-grader, read over 8,000 minutes. Northshire Book Store, opening soon in downtown Saratoga Springs, was generous enough to donate gift cards to the students who read the most in their class. Collectively, the students read 315, 891 minutes and collected over $7,500 for the playground fund.

H.O.P.E. Clinic Adoptable Pets Lex: A stunning, blue-eyed Rottweiler mix. Jacques: 1-1/2 year old Beagle mix. Homer: Adorable kitty who is looking for his fur-ever home. Jack: “Black Jack” is one kitty who is ready for his luck to change. Visit www.hopeanimalrescue. org for online adoption applications and to view more adoptable pets.



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Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

SPAC’s Annual Rock & Run Fundraiser Adds 10K Race, Doubles Band Performances

Hundreds of children run at last year’s Rock & Run. Photo courtesy of Lawrence White.

by Chelsea DiSchiano Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — After three successful years of the Rock & Run 5K hosted by SPAC, event organizers are busy preparing

for this year’s run with an added twist of the first-ever 10K route, in addition to the regular 5K and 1K Kids’ Run. The added course comes with even more band appearances— this year, over 20 bands are slated to perform along the different race

courses and at the post-race party, which is double the amount of music that took place at last year’s event. “Our ‘Rock & Run’ is the perfect, high-energy kickoff to our season and a wonderful way to support opportunities for local children to

experience the performing arts,” said Marcia J. White, president and executive director of SPAC. Bands back by popular demand will be Black Mountain Symphony, The Dirt Cheap Band, Tamer Lane, KIDDJ, and Greg Irwin, who will play bagpipes at the start of the race. New bands joining the race this year include Hard Soul, Bridgette Guerrette, M.R. Poulopoulos, Molly Durnin, Summer of Doug, Above The Flood, Rob Jonas, Erin Harkes, Zan Strumfield, Immune Friction, Pony in the Pancake, and CRUSH, winners of last year’s Battle of the Bands.

“WEQX helped to identify some terrific local talent,” said Traci Jersen, event co-chair. “Many of the Capital Region’s top bands also returned from previous events. The Acoustic Brotherhood, led by Soul Session’s Garland Nelson, and Audiostar frontman Jay Yager are headlining the event at the Gazebo Stage. Jersen added that the 10K race was added to this year’s event due to a lack of longer races in the area. “The 5K has been a tremendous success, but we saw a shortage of 10K races in the area and thought it would be a good way to further

SPAC Extends Submission Deadline for “Battle of the Bands” until Sunday, May 5 at 11:59 p.m.: • Contestants must submit a YouTube audition video and online entry form at by 11:59 p.m. EST Sunday, May 5. Only videos with original music will be accepted. • The 10 finalists will have 10 minutes to perform for a live audience and a panel of celebrity judges on May 24 at the Spa Little Theatre. The event is run “American Idol”-style with 3 celebrity judges rating the performance of each band following their time slot. • Bands will be evaluated and the two winners will be chosen based on the judges’ selection, and the audiences vote for “People’s Choice”. • The “Judge’s Choice” will win the opportunity to perform at Webster Hall, 25 hours of studio recording time at The Recording Company, airplay on northeast radio station WEQX and custom t-shirts and merchandise from Saratoga Statement. The “People’s Choice” winner will have the opportunity to play at a SPAC event.


Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013 expand the event,” she said. “With the additional mileage, we wanted to ensure that the course was loaded and pumping with music. We expect more than last year’s 1,000 runners, especially with the added race.” The races will be followed by a free, family-friendly post-race party on the SPAC’s lawn. The Acoustic Brotherhood will be on deck to play even more live music, while several other activities take place: yoga demos by Yoga Mandali, Zumba warm-ups by Anna Rivelo, interactive karate presentations by Tenkura Karate, and more family-friendly

Photo courtesy of Silvia Meder Lilly.

attractions, including face painting and strolling clowns, chalk drawing contests, hula hoops and games. Food and refreshments will be available by J&J Concessions, Slidin’ Dirty, Ben & Jerry’s, Eugenio’s Gelato and more. The first 1,000 people to preregister for the 5K and 10K races will be given performance/moisture-wicking shirts. The top male and female finishers will win tickets to SPAC’s Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival, while the top male and female finishers in each age category will win tickets to SPAC classical performances. All

children participating in the Kids’ Race will receive finisher awards and the public is invited to the post-race party. The Rock & Run fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, May 19 at SPAC. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a 1K Kids’ Run, followed by the 5K at 9:30 a.m. and the 10K at 10:30 a.m. Early registration cost (postmarked by May 13) is $35 per person for the 10K, $27 per person for the 5K and $5 for the Kids’ Race. The general public may enjoy viewing the race or attending the post-race party free of charge.

About SPAC’s Vivienne Anderson Program Proceeds from Rock & Run benefit SPAC’s Vivienne Anderson Children’s Program, a special program which hosts underserved area youth at select matinee performances of the NYCB. The children visit the National Museum of Dance, meet with dancers from the company, and learn about a dancer’s life. They view the performance after having been introduced to the story line, choreographer, and composer. It is the goal of the program that experiencing the arts in such


a meaningful way, often for their first time, will help these children foster a lifelong love of the arts. The program is named for former Action Council President Vivienne Anderson who was a tireless advocate for children’s education. The Rock & Run is sponsored by: Healthy Living Market, King Wealth Management Group, WEQX-FM, Falvey Real Estate Group, Langan Audi East, and Adirondack Medical Supply. For more information on the event, visit

Garland Nelson will perform at this year’s Rock & Run. Photo courtesy of Skip Dickstein Acoustic Brotherhood will perform at this year’s Rock & Run. Photo courtesy of SPAC.

Photo courtesy of Silvia Meder Lilly.

Photo courtesy of Lawrence White.

The Ramblin Jug Stompers will perform at this year’s Rock & Run. Photo courtesy of SPAC.



Week of May 3 – May 9, 2013

2nd Annual MOVE Music Fest Spotlights Billy Keane

Reviews by Chelsea DiSchiano

Photo courtesy of Chelsea DiSchiano

Billy Keane (of Billy Keane and the Misdemeanor Outlaws)played at Blue 82 to a small crowd last Saturday afternoon. Despite the grim attendee count of the show, Keane commendably performed as though he were playing a packed arena, filling the room with energy and telling jokes and stories in between songs, adding in his likeability. Playing a solo acoustic set, Keane benefited from the intimate setting and used it to his advantage, quietly cooing through the microphone and making the transition to his more serious songs easily. Keane has a distinctive voice: it has a slight, sweet twang, and a unique shakiness reminiscent of Joe Purdy (‘The City,’ ‘I Love The Rain The Most’) and Ray LaMontagne (‘Trouble,’ ‘You Are The Best Thing’). His music has more of a folk quality, but there is something in his voice that balances it out to make it more of an indie-folk sound that could also be popular in the mainstream for fans of musicians similar to John Mayer. Find out more about Billy Keane by visiting his website, www.billykeanemusic. com.

True Apothecary

Photo courtesy of Chelsea DiSchiano

True Apothecary seems to be a fun band made up of a fun group of guys, describing themselves as an “experimental/pop/rock” band. They played a lively set at Bayou Café and showed they definitely know how to rock out with their audience. Though the music and performance was good, lead singer David Brooks’ voice was barely audible over the loudness of it all, so it was impossible to even remotely hear the lyrics of the songs. I’m not sure if it was a sound issue or if they purposely make the instruments louder than the vocals, but for a new listener it wasn’t the best way to be introduced to the band. That being said, the band has strong melodies and an energetic live show that is fun to watch. It’s easy to get mesmerized as you watch each band member get deep in their zones and see the joy and determination that radiate from them as they play. If you get a chance to listen to some of their recorded stuff, you can actually hear Brooks’ voice and lyrics, which improves the music. Check out True Apothecary by visiting


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Community Sports Bulletin Lyon, Waldron Garner All-State Accolades

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SCHUYLERVILLE — The New York State Sportswriters announced the 2013 Boys’ AllState basketball teams and two Schuylerville Black Horses were honored. Senior shooting guard/small forward Shane Lyon earned Class B fifth team, averaging 15.4 points per game, while fellow senior big man Dan Waldron made honorable mention, averaging 13.3 points per contest. After starting the season 1-1, Lyon and Waldron led Schuylerville to 19 straight victories before a Section II Class B final defeat to Watervliet, and first-teamer Jordan Gleason, at the Glens Fall Civic Center. Not losing a single contest from December 7 to March 2, the Black Horses secured an undefeated Wasaren season (20-2 overall) in what would be head Dan Waldron. Photo courtesy coach Matt Sgambati’s final year at the helm. of

First Touch Futbol Academy Hosts Soccer Clinic SARATOGA SPRINGS — The First Touch Futbol Academy is hosting the UAlbany men’s soccer staff and players for a soccer clinic on Thursday, May 9 at the Saratoga Independent School on Route 29 in Saratoga Springs. This clinic is for both boys and girls. Under-7, U8 and U9 players will train from 5–6:15 p.m. Athletes above U9 will train from 6:30–7:45 p.m. The clinic cost is $10 with 100 percent of the proceeds helping fund the UAlbany men’s soccer trip to Brazil in 2014. Each player will receive a t-shirt. To register go to

Rugby Program Now Full Time At YMCA

Martins named Pitcher of the Week

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Rugby kicked off this spring at the Saratoga Springs YMCA branch with 17 first time participants. Designed for girls and boys ages 5–10, it provided an introduction to the sport in an eight week program. The program was so well received, it has become a fulltime program at the YMCA and is looking to expand to older age groups coming this fall. The Y Rugby program was started and founded by Eric Huss (Saratoga Rugby) and Taraya Ricci (YMCA). It was also sponsored and funded by Saratoga Rugby Inc., a local rugby program that field men’s, women’s and youth rugby teams.

Lacrosse Liberty League Teams Announced

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Thoroughbred pitcher Max Martins threw his second straight complete game shutout, taking down Liberty League leader Union, 4-0, to help win head coach Ron Plourde’s 300th game and earn the league’s pitcher of the week. Giving up just six hits, Martins allowed zero walks and had three strikeouts. The senior has not allowed a run in Max Martins. Photo courhis last 18 innings pitched. tesy of Bob Ewell

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Highlighted by two-time AllAmerican midfielder Mike Perlow, eight Skidmore lacrosse atheletes have been named to the Liberty League All-Conference Team. Perlow is a unanimous First Team All-Conference selection for the third time in his collegiate career. Senior attackman Bryan Connolly, senior midfielder Jon Hoeg, and sophomore defenseman Sam Christiansen made the Second Team. For the women’s team, Senior Lexi Melville and sophomores Anna Gubbins, Spencer Morgan and Caroline Bowne made Honorable Mention.

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Thoroughbreds Earn Another Trip to Florida by Brian Cremo Saratoga TODAY SARATOGA SPRINGS — After clinching the Liberty League Championship on Sunday, April 28, against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Skidmore men’s golf team is headed to the NCAA Division III Championships for the 27th consecutive time. The win marks the sixth straight Liberty League title and 16th overall league championship in the last 18 years for the Thoroughbreds, catapulting them to the national championships, which begin May 14 and go through May 17 in Destin, Florida. Skidmore senior Anthony DiLisio was named Liberty League Performer of the Week for winning both of his matches en route to the 3-2 championship win over RPI at the McGregor Links Country Club. DiLisio beat Jack Reardon of St. Lawrence University, 8 and 7 in the semifinals before besting RPI’s Michael Souliotis, 3 and 2 in the finals. “[DiLisio]’s one of the best players in the country,” Skidmore head coach Fred Fruisen said. “I expect him to get a point. That doesn’t diminish what he did. He’s one of the top 20 players in the country and we’re really fortunate to have a player of his caliber on our team. He has a very strong belief in what he can do. He just believes he can do something great.” After the first four pairings, both

teams were tied at two apiece before Skidmore’s Garrett Colgan took down RPI’s Grant Rosener, winning 3-2 in the clincher, despite running into some trouble on the nine hole. After getting off to a lead, Rosener fought back to tie at nine, where Colgan lost a hole after breaking the rule of testing the surface in a bunker. It was what Fruisen called a “pivotal time,” in the match. After the rules official announced Colgan had lost a hole and was down a stroke, Fruisen had a talk with the senior. “When something like that happens it can rattle you,” Fruisen said. “I told him one of two things can happen here, ‘You’re going to get sad, which means you’re probably going to lose, or you’re going to get mad, which will give us a chance to win.’” Colgan chose to get mad. From that point on Fruisen witnessed a different persona on the back nine from the senior who “decided there was no way he was going to lose,” including about a 20-footer to tie on 12. After tying on the next, Colgan won the following three holes before clinching the deciding win. “It’s fine to be Clark Kent off the course, but on the course you need to be Superman,” Fruisen said. “You need to have a killer instinct and that’s what [Colgan] had. There’s a whole other level that all athletes can go to. He got mad and there was no way he was going to lose. That was exciting and we both think it’s the start of something really big

for him. He was a great player anyway, but now we can really go to the next level.” Sophomore Zach Grossman also had a victory, 3 and 2, and will join Colgan and DiLisio down south along with Freshman Makenzie Denver and senior John McCarthy, who has been battling through tendonitis. In his first season at Skidmore, after coaching at the Savannah College of Art and Design for 15 years, Fruisen said the play of his seniors is something he won’t soon forget as they get ready to play their final collegiate rounds. “I was really blessed to inherit the seniors I did,” Fruisen said. “I’m sorry I only have them for one year. I can’t say enough about each of them. They’re fantastic in their own way. I’m just so glad they get to finish their collegiate careers in Florida.” Less than two weeks away from competing in Florida, Fruisen has high expectations for his team. One thing that could benefit the Thoroughbreds is that they have already competed on one of the courses in Destin. Back in the fall, the team played three of their four rounds at the Raven Golf Club, during the GolfWeek Invite from October 14–16. “We’re one of the top teams in the country and we know we are,” Fruisen said. “We’ve got a lot of talent. Now we’re at nationals and we really do think we have a chance to be one of the top teams there. We’re familiar with the courses and they

Makenzie Denver executes a bunker shot earlier this spring season. Photo courtesy of Fred Fruisen.

Members of the Skidmore men’s golf team are headed to Florida for the NCAA Division III Championships, May 14, after winning the Liberty League title on Sunday. This is the 27th consecutive trip the program has made the national event. Photo courtesy of Fred Fruisen.

seem to fit us. We’re really excited.” Although the competition will last four days, the team will be in Florida for a little over a week. For Fruisen, though, it will be all about business. “It is the national championships,” he said. “Some teams take

the approach that they’re just happy to be there. But no, the days are full. They’ve got all summer to go to the beach or whatever. They have one shot to do something great and we’re going to make sure we take full advantage of it.”



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Sports Trend Burning Out Kids—Time to Let the Kids Be Kids by Damian Fantauzzi for Saratoga TODAY There are trends in sports that have become movements for change in the American way of life. The cliché that “change is good” doesn’t always relate to the trends that have developed over the past two to three decades. I’m leading up to current movements generally in youth sports. I feel that some

programs for children have gone in a direction that has created unnecessary pressures and anxiety for the student-athletes. A trend that I feel has put young American athletes into a type of loyalty to a sport that he or she may or may not be comfortable with: a focus on just one sport. Since I’m a basketball coach, I can use my favorite sport as an example, but it does not stand alone. Basketball was once considered mainly a winter sport. Now, as far as team play is concerned, it has become a sport that is practically a 365-day-a-year game. I feel that this scenario has trickled down too far, especially relating to the younger athletes in elementary and middle school.  There are now AAU teams and travel teams, programs that are mostly in the off-season, not during the winter months. Additional programs, such as summer leagues and camps, are designed for scholastic teams. Some elite AAU teams and tournaments go from spring through the fall, which can involve lengthy travel, even to opposite coastlines. These possibilities are available for practically every sport. As a coach, I see these programs as a benefit to scholastic programs and even parallel to the scholastic sports. Constructively, my criticism may sound archaic, but there is such a thing as overkill. Unfortunately these programs can drench some of the younger

athletes with a cause of overplay, which could be the beginning of burnout. I have seen it happen, and in retrospect it becomes an obliteration of a sport that can manufacture the detrimental experience of dread for the child. The loss of interest and love for the game can become the end product — the fun of play is over, possibly forever. When I was a kid, I played as many sports as I could with my friends. It was unorganized play, meaning that there were no leagues or coaches to determine who plays what and where.  Our time was ours and directed by us. At the end of the day there were no trophies or championships to be won. Just fun. There was no going home to complain to mom or dad about sitting on the bench or saying, “The coach doesn›t like me,” or who won or lost.  Has that concept disappeared from our children›s time for growing up? Have these programs taken away the process of interaction between kids and their playmates? Out of the interaction in pick-up games comes an ability to solve problems that can occur between children.    I feel that some of these athletic programs might be overstated and are interfering with creative development for growth in our youth. Some things need to be tweaked, a bit of a cutback or maybe a toning down of the overkill. Allow kids to be creative by leaving them more of a portion of their own play time.

The logic behind these organized programs is understandable, especially for girls because they don›t usually meet at the recreation fields for pickup games. There just might be too much of an emphasis placed, by adults and parents, on organized team play in sports. There can be some delusions of grandeur that might be subliminal on the part of some parents who are trying to live vicariously through their child›s interests and involvement of any one particular sport with the dream of a Division 1 scholarship. As a coach, I have witnessed this scenario. There needs to be a middle ground for the children to be with their buddies—a time for kids to be kids.

Weekly Score Highlights Softball: Saratoga Catholic 11, Schoharie 3 Schuylerville 7, Cambridge 0 Baseball: Saratoga Catholic 23, Schoharie 8 Guilderland 16, Saratoga Springs 5 Ballston Spa 7, Saratoga Springs 5 Boys Lacrosse: Ballston Spa 4, Saratoga Springs 3 Minors Youth Baseball: Harris Beach 3, Saratoga Firefighters 6 Harris Beach: Ethan Soukup, two-run double; Jax Todorovic, game-winning triple. SSFD: Joe Mabus, two RBIs Liberty Tax 5, Carr-Hughes 2 Saratoga Firefighters 7, Liberty Tax 1 Harris Beach 4, Gaffney’s 1 HB: Jack Stazack, nine strikeouts, double, single


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National Museum of Racing Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees SARATOGA SPRINGS — Three-time Kentucky Derbywinning jockey Calvin Borel and the racehorses Housebuster, Invasor, Lure, McDynamo, and Tuscalee have been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Borel, Housebuster, Invasor, and Lure were selected in the contemporary category, while McDynamo and Tuscalee were chosen by the Museum’s Steeplechase Review Committee. The electees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. Borel, 46, has won 5,012 races and has purse earnings of $120,859,986 in a career that began in 1983. He is the only jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times in a four-year span, accomplishing the feat with Street Sense (2007), Mine That Bird (2009), and Super Saver (2010). His three victories in the Run for the Roses are surpassed only by Hall of Famers Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack with five each, and Hall of Famer Bill Shoemaker with four. One of only two riders with more than 1,000 wins at Churchill Downs (Hall of Famer Pat Day is the other), Borel won the Preakness, Woodward, Haskell, Mother Goose, and Kentucky Oaks with 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra. Among Borel’s other major victories are the Travers, Alabama, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Sword Dancer, Florida Derby, and Stephen Foster. He also won the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 2010. Borel has won riding titles at Churchill Downs, Oaklawn Park, Ellis Park, Kentucky Downs, and Delta Downs, among others. Housebuster (Mt. Livermore— Big Dreams, by Great Above) won 15 times in 22 career starts and earned $1,229,696. He won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Sprinter in 1990 and 1991. Invasor (Candy Stripes— Quendom, by Interprete), was bred in Argentina and won 11 of 12 career starts with earnings of $7,804,070. He was named Horse of the Year and Champion Older Male in 2006 when he won the Pimlico Special, Suburban Handicap, Whitney Handicap, and Breeders’ Cup Classic. Lure (Danzig—Endear, by Alydar) won 14 of 25 career starts with earnings of $2,515,289. Bred and owned by Claiborne Farm (Seth Hancock, president), Lure won the Breeders’ Cup Mile in 1992 and 1993.

McDynamo (Dynaformer— Rondonia, by Monteverdi (IRE)) won 17 of 34 career starts and retired as the all-time leading earner among steeplechase horses with $1,310,104. Tuscalee (Tuscany—Verna Lee, by British Buddy) won 39 of 89 career starts with career earnings of $130,917 while racing from 1963 through 1972. The contemporary electees were chosen from a nationwide voting panel comprised of 179 racing writers, broadcasters, industry officials, and historians from a group of 10 finalists selected by the Museum’s Nominating Committee. The Museum’s Steeplechase Review Committee, which meets once every four years, requires 75 percent approval from its members for a candidate to gain election to the Hall of Fame. Following the changes made to the contemporary voting system in 2010 that eliminated a mandate of the top vote-getter in a particular category (i.e. jockey, trainer, male horse, and female horse) being elected to the Hall of Fame, the Steeplechase Committee received approval from the Museum’s Executive Committee to select a maximum of three candidates of their choosing without regard to whether or not the candidate is human or equine.

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Horse Show Jumps Into Action

The Saratoga Springs Horse Show started Wednesday, May 1. The two-week event will go through Mother’s Day, May 12. Photo courtesy of Sharon Castro.

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